Econ 479

The Art of Writing, the Science of Economics

The curse of knowledge

Or perhaps of ignorance: Never assume that your reader knows anything, much less all that you do about a subject. This is not an exhortation to be arrogant, but instead to be sure that you explain your terms and assumptions. See this Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, courtesy of linguist/psychologist Steven Pinker, for more.


Written by gregorymcnamee

September 30, 2014 at 2:02 am

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