Robots, offshoring, WhatsApp—and the inequality question8 min read . Updated: 25 Apr 2014, 01:36 AM IST
The deterioration in the distribution of incomes is a growing worry. The economic thinking on this issue is more nuanced than the political rhetoric
Economics intersects with science fiction in the Foundation novels by Isaac Asimov. His psychohistorians use their knowledge of history, sociology and mathematics to save the galactic civilization they live in. Nobel laureate Paul Krugman has said that he chose to study economics after he read as a young boy how a social science such as the fictitious psychohistory could help a society.
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