“Any approach, such as that of much of mathematical economics with its simultaneous equations, which in effect starts from the assumption that people’sknowledgecorresponds with theobjective factsof the situation, systematically leaves out what is our main task to explain. I am far from denying that in our system equilibrium analysis has a useful function to perform. But when it comes to the point where it misleads some of our leading thinkers into believing that the situation which it describes has direct relevance to the solution of practical problems, it is time that we remember that it does not deal with the social process at all and that it is no more than a useful preliminary to the study of the main problem”

-F.A. Hayek,

*The Use of Knowledge in Society*(It is ironic that at the moment I came across this quote, I was taking a short break from working through Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics)

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