Math in Economics
I just posted this over at Volokh Conspiracy as a comment on Professor Coase’s dismay at the road economics has taken:
Coase could be nonmathematical because he was a genius. Ordinary economists aren’t smart enough; they need calculus. Ordinary people are still less intelligent, and they can’t do economic research at all. It’s like building a bridge. A genius can wing it; ordinary engineers need to use some physics; ordinary people will end up swimming.