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What’s In a Name?

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SYRACUSE, NY – When currency trader George Soros rolled out his Institue for New Economic Thinking last spring, in a conference at Cambridge University, the writer of The Economist’s “Economic Focus” feature who covered the conference invoked a metaphor devised by David Colander, of Middlebury College, to describe the Institute’s view of how economics may advance.  Investigators climb up one mountain, only to discover when they break through the clouds that an adjacent mountain, even higher, affords a better view. Thus the twin peaks vision of getting wise to ourselves. The mountain to which Colander says economists cling he has