Nation of Beancounters

The limits of culture studies

Posted in Quotable by Navin Kumar on February 14, 2013

“Or is it simply the case that studying cultural attitudes toward a phenomenon doesn’t really convey a solid understanding of how that phenomenon actually works? Is trying to understand debt by analyzing people’s attitudes toward debt somewhat akin to trying to understand the physics of a liquid-crystal display by studying the cultural effects of prime-time television?”

Noah Smith


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