Thursday, November 12, 2009

Freakonomics Gets Back to Basics

I found this post on raising pigs to be thought-provoking. This post (not written by Levitt or Dubner, I should note) does not contain a policy prescription - it simply looks at the commonly held wisdom that "pig crates are the least humane way to raise pigs" and offers a critique.

Noticeably lacking are any policy prescriptions or name-calling (neither side is called a "religion," for example). Hopefully this is a sign of things to come from this group; I'd like to see these guys get back to their roots.

1 comment:

Bart said...

I can vouch for piglet saving theory personally.

Compared with the totality of knowledge which is continually utilized in the evolution of a dynamic civilization, the difference between the knowledge that the wisest and that which the most ignorant individual can deliberately employ is comparatively insignificant. ~Fredrich Hayek in The Constitution of Liberty