...Economics like any other field (especically within the strata of social studies) suffers greatly from over-specialization. The more abstract the thought, the more removed from the daily reality of problem-solving it becomes.
For example, your blogger has (inter alia) a degree in philosophy, and loves to read anything written under that broad category. But I equal parts shudder and waive my hands dismissively when I come across sentences such as this one that has long ceased to have any causal, probative, logical, explanatory, or moral value:
Therefore, what has been proposed above as a means of redirecting the development of postmodernity toward more livable, human dimensions is a heterotelic narrative transitivity—an active reimmersion of narrative in the social—which contrasts sharply with the autotelic concern for their own procedures and the hermetic intransitivity of modernist self-consciousness and late modernist self-reflexivity.
-- Joseph Francese, Narrating Postmodern Time and Space