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Yves Guyot

Yves Guyot

It is not the astronomer’s business to consider whether it would be better if the sun were nearer or farther from the earth, or if he turned round her, instead of turning round him. Nor is it the chemist’s business to consider whether carbonic acid and carbonic oxide are noxious gases that ought not to exist. It has never been thought desirable to make Newton responsible for tiles falling on the people’s heads.

Economists, however, are held answerable for the laws which they discover.

Yves Guyot, The Principles of Social Economy (1892).

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