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Which branch of knowldge is called "The dismal science"?

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Asked by Indrani Mukherjee, 10 Jan '11 05:32 pm
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The dismal science refers to economics, which because it is so often about tradeoffs, is widely thought to be depressing to study.
Answered by valobasa, 10 Jan '11 05:40 pm

 
  
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Syllabus se bahar ka question hai
Answered by ankit shivam, 10 Jan '11 05:34 pm

 
  
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The dismal science is another, often derogatory, name for economics devised by the Victorian historian Thomas Carlyle. The term is an inversion of the phrase "gay science", meaning "life-enhancing knowledge". This was a familiar expression at the time, and was later adopted as the title of a book by Nietzsche (see The Gay Science).

It is often stated that Carlyle gave economics the nickname 'dismal science' as a response to the writings of Thomas Robert Malthus, who grimly predicted that starvation would result as projected population growth exceeded the rate of increase in the food supply. Carlyle did indeed use the word 'dismal' in relation to Malthus's theory in his essay Chartism (1839):

"The controversies on Malthus and the 'Population Principle', 'Preventative Check' and so forth, with which the public ear has been deafened for a long while, are indeed sufficiently mournful. Dreary, stolid, dismal, without hope for this world or the next, is all that of the preventative che ...more
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dismal_Science
Answered by kamal purohit, 10 Jan '11 05:33 pm

 
  
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A term coined by Scottish writer, essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle to describe the discipline of economics. The term dismal science was inspired by T. R. Malthus' gloomy prediction that population would always grow faster than food, dooming mankind to unending poverty and hardship.

Read more: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/dismalscience.asp#ixzz1q9ujB0 us
Answered by anil garg, 26 Mar '12 01:04 am

 
  
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The dismal science is another, often derogatory, name for economics devised by the Victorian historian Thomas Carlyle.
Answered by sumati gayki, 06 Mar '11 11:21 am

 
  
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