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Dmitry Orlov

A transcript of a podcast interview Orlov gave a few weeks ago. I particularly like his description of economics.


Dmitry: Economics is generally very disappointing. It's some kind of very feeble philosophy. Its real theoretical underpinnings are basically, you know, based on this bizarre assumption that you can make an abstract system that is not tied to any hard science and endow it somehow with enough explanatory depth to actually explain what is happening in the world at large. So it's some kind of exercise, mental exercise, that is just completely divorced from reality, and it's a thing within itself. You know, it's sort of like an autistic savant that doesn't actually register what's going on in the world, but exists in some abstract realm that isn't, strictly speaking, relevant.