Wednesday, November 2, 2016

J s mill and liberal " sound distinction" on the science of political economy and the selling of economic policy advise ..alas not prohibitions but they are demarcated as outside the progressional purview or better not carried as stock in trade

“A scientific observer or reasoner, merely as such,
 is not an adviser for practice."

" His part is only to show that certain consequences follow from certain causes, 
and that to obtain certain ends,
 certain means are the most effectual. "

" Whether the ends themselves are such as ought to be pursued, 
and if so, in what cases and to how great a length, 
it is no part of his business as a cultivator of science to decide" 

"science alone will never qualify him for the decision.”

Science  and it's is still needs morality and it's  Humean oughts 
before any decent policy can be fully formed and effectuated 

The blind navigator is no navigator  merely an actor 

But the  "ought less navigator "
is without sufficient motive to consistently act  at all 
Okay first hack 

 What is the organized body of thought under 
  Civil engineering or firm management for that matter 

A practical science of state craft 

Surely that was the incepting motive in the 17 th century behind bourgeois political economy ?

A pure science of exchange ?
Or of 
Market mediated  ( commodity ) production ?

That the progression over time was toward general foundations hardly leads of itself  
To a severing of the knot by knot interlacing of the multiple threads shooting
 back Stage from daily practice