02 fevereiro 2009
A most enjoyable quarrel among 2 schools of economists is going on right now. On one side the rational expectations school, and on the other side the economists who have not taken leave of their rationality. It can be followed in Paul Krugman's NYTimes blog and links therein. These unequal fights among equals do not explode in academia very often, at least not in a form that can be appreciated by layfolk; if you enjoy them you can read "Historians' Fallacies: Toward a Logic of Historical Thought" by David Hackett Fischer. If we had a Nobel Prize in control theory someone could be doing the same for fuzzy logic or adaptive control.