智能经济设计

发自伯克利——正如与我合著《影响力的终结:当其他国家有钱后发生的事》一书的史蒂芬·科恩常说的那样,经济并非逐步进化而来的;而是经过智能设计的。但同时他也常说,虽然在他们的设计背后确实存在着智能,但也并不意味着该设计就会有任何明智之处。

在我看来,第一个观点显然是无可置疑的。自从很久以前小亚细亚古国利迪亚克罗伊丝想到了改变游戏规则的标准化“货币制度”以来,政府的所作所为就对经济发展显得极端重要了。

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