Tuesday, October 6, 2009

France Is 100% Bentham

David Brooks has posted an interesting op-ed in the New York Times (October 5) here , contrasting the Bentham's approach to Hume’s one on economic policy reform and innovation.

Certainly France is a Benthamite country, and the whole of the French bureaucratico-political class, as well as “intellectuals”, agree on one point: leave the experimental evolutionary approach to ignorant foreigners (especially “anglo-saxons” ones).

Hat tip to Greg Mankiw.

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