Re: [asa] The ASA and the Soft Sciences

From: Preston Garrison <>
Date: Thu Jan 01 2009 - 12:45:45 EST

>The Washington Post just did a massive three-part series on what
>happened with AIG. I found it very fascinating. Since this is off
>topic please direct all comments off list. The issue of economics
>does bring to mind a comment Randy made in the Jan/Feb newsletter:
>>We have few economists in the ASA, and we have no particular
>>expertise or mission to critique economic policy.
>What are we doing to attract people in the so-called "soft sciences"
>into the ASA? Many areas of interest of the ASA does intersect
>economics and sociology and in my opinion we should do better here.
>Rich Blinne
>Member ASA

There is an Association of Christian Economists and a UK Association of Christian
Economists. They don't seem to have a discussion list or blog, but
perhaps I haven't looked hard enough. Perhaps Randy should discuss
some sort of affiliation with them? (Sorry, Randy - one more thing
for you to do.)

(Reminds me of one of those humorous fake commercials that Garrison
Keillor once did on Praire Home Companion for the "American
Federation of Asssociations.")

Preston G.

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