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The Truthiness of Economics

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Material Information

Title: The Truthiness of Economics Positive and Normative Honesty
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Medina, Matthew
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Friedman, Milton
Law and Economics
Methodology
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Positive and normative are two terms that are introduced at the beginning of almost any economics course. However, who has defined them, truly and rigorously? They are consistently used in overlapping or contradictory manners. They have so much politics, passion, and pure emotion packed into them that they are no longer useful. This thesis attempts to prove that point through a careful study of the definitions of the words, the literature discussing the definitions, and the uses they are put towards. Through direct discussion of opinion and fact present in economic papers, we can achieve greater objectivity. This can be facilitated by creating a standard �scientific� format for analytic economics papers where the paper opens with a disclaimer, stating background information that might bias the views of the author, and then continues with a section of facts and data (if necessary), a section of assumptions, and finally, ends with a section of conclusions.
Statement of Responsibility: by Matthew Medina
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Elliott, Catherine

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 M48
System ID: NCFE003974:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003974/00001

Material Information

Title: The Truthiness of Economics Positive and Normative Honesty
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Medina, Matthew
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Friedman, Milton
Law and Economics
Methodology
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Positive and normative are two terms that are introduced at the beginning of almost any economics course. However, who has defined them, truly and rigorously? They are consistently used in overlapping or contradictory manners. They have so much politics, passion, and pure emotion packed into them that they are no longer useful. This thesis attempts to prove that point through a careful study of the definitions of the words, the literature discussing the definitions, and the uses they are put towards. Through direct discussion of opinion and fact present in economic papers, we can achieve greater objectivity. This can be facilitated by creating a standard �scientific� format for analytic economics papers where the paper opens with a disclaimer, stating background information that might bias the views of the author, and then continues with a section of facts and data (if necessary), a section of assumptions, and finally, ends with a section of conclusions.
Statement of Responsibility: by Matthew Medina
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Elliott, Catherine

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 M48
System ID: NCFE003974:00001

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