Nerdy History of Economic Thought/Metal Quote of the Day

Eric Crampton:

Is it strange that I always hear the Sepultura lyrics as “War of Methodology” rather than “War for Territory”?

Yes, Eric, but in a good way. (Read about the methodenstreit here)

2 Responses

  1. Methodology: that’s something worth fighting over. Territory? Not so much.

  2. “The Methodenstreit contributed but little to the clarification of the problems involved. Menger was too much under the sway of John Stuart Mill’s empiricism to carry his own point of view to its full logical consequences. Schmoller and his disciples, committed to defend an untenable position, did not even realize what the controversy was about.”
    Heh. Mises always with the jabs at his contemporaries.

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