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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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Economics is the dismal science. And t it was given this description by Thomas Carlyle, who was inspired to coin the phrase by T. R. Malthus's gloomy prediction that population would always grow faster than food, dooming mankind to unending poverty and hardship.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881). Essayist, historian and greatest speaker for hierarchy of his era. A master stylist, he is quoted several thousand times in the Oxford English Dictionary.

Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834). Economist who examined the relations of population and welfare. Authored An Essay on the Principle of Population. It was asumed by economists ....... that people were basically all the same, and thus all entitled to libertythat led Carlyle to label economics "the dismal science."
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Answered by sarya mitra, 10 Jan '11 05:40 pm

 
  
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Economics is the branch of knowldge is called the dismal science
Answered by pranesh lahiri, 10 Jan '11 05:37 pm

 
  
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