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THE GIFT OF DOUBT

マルコム・グラッドウェルの書評

The economist Albert O. Hirschman, who died last December, loved paradoxes like this. He was a “planner,” the kind of economist who conceives of grand infrastructure projects and bold schemes. But his eye was drawn to the many ways in which plans did not turn out the way they were supposed to—to unintended consequences and perverse outcomes and the puzzling fact that the shortest line between two points is often a dead end.

He was a planner who really didn’t believe in planning.  (下線は私)

計画を信じていないのなら、ハーシュマンはplannerではないと言えるだろう。Easterlyの意味で言えば、plannerではなくsearcherである。この点について、ロドリックのポストでのコメント。

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