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A Scientist's Voice in American CultureSimon Newcomb and the Rhetoric of Scientific Method$
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Albert Moyer

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780520076891

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520076891.001.0001

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Political Economics

Political Economics

Old versus the New School

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(p.98) Chapter VII Political Economics
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A Scientist's Voice in American Culture
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Albert E. Moyer

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520076891.003.0007

Newcomb did more than merely extol the desirability of using scientific method to attack current political and economic problems. He himself had developed into a political economist of some repute, publishing numerous technical and popular expositions on finance, trade, taxation, currency, and labor. Through a steady stream of books, articles, notes, reviews, and speeches, Newcomb sought to provide a dispassionate analysis of the political and economic issues of his day, thus demonstrating rather than merely describing the social utility of scientific method.

Keywords:   Simon Newcomb, scientific method, political economist, political issues, economic issues

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