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Haiku and the Invisible Hand

The economist Stephen T. Ziliak is also a haikuist. As he writes in Poetry magazine, using haiku helps add “feelings to economics.” The gist:?”I was teaching economics at the Georgia Institute of Technology when I made the haiku-economics connection. I needed to connect with 225 economics, science, and engineering majors-college kids who were being trained to believe that poetry and feelings are not important to, say, the World Bank. At the same time I was reading?The Essential Etheridge Knight and falling in love with haiku. I thought about the inability of standard economic models to explain bubbles, crashes, and global inequality-and how market fundamentalists refuse to discuss them.”?[%comments]