Montag, 29. November 2010


Ein älterer Artikel auf dem Erlkönig Blog. Dort wird die marktwirtschaftliche Theorie hinterfragt. Dies passt sehr gut zu dem Buch von Thomas Strobl das ich gerade lese. Auch dort ist das Fazit, dass die aktuelle neoliberale Ökonomie die Realität nicht beschreiben kann. Wenn die Realität nicht passt, dann ist nicht das Modell schuld, sondern die Realität. Das erinnert doch stark an Douglas Adams:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is an indispensable companion to all those who are keen to make sense of life in an infinitely complex and confusing Universe, for though it cannot hope to be useful or informative on all matters, it does at least make the reassuring claim, that where it is inaccurate it is at least definitively inaccurate. In cases of major discrepancy it’s always reality that’s got it wrong. This was the gist of the notice. It saidThe Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate”. This has led to some interesting consequences. For instance, when the Editors of the Guide were sued by the families of those who had died as a result of taking the entry on the planet Traal literally (it saidRavenous Bugblatter Beasts often make a very good meal for visiting touristsinstead ofRavenous Bugblatter Beasts often make a very good meal of visiting tourists”), they claimed that the first version of the sentence was the more aesthetically pleasing, summoned a qualified poet to testify under oath that beauty was truth, truth beauty and hoped thereby to prove that the guilty party in this case was Life itself for failing to be either beautiful or true. The judges concurred, and in a moving speech held that Life itself was in contempt of court, and duly confiscated it from all those there present before going off to enjoy a pleasant
evening’s ultragolf.

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe


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