Don’t remember now what I was looking for that I stopped by the side of this article:
Brans & Gallo (2007). "Ethics in OR/MS: past, present and future". Annals of Operations Research, 153, pp.165-178.
It addresses the tricky issue of ethics within the practice of OR and how it has evolved through the times, involving relationships between the OR-er, the clients, society, and the models (!!!). This made me think about politics; as an economist (as well as an OR-er; is this genetically possible?) I always think about the impact of any individually made decision on the whole economy (where’s politics then?), and how politics will affect the decision, the decision-maker, and the effects (from the one to the all). Then I remembered my last read book ("Tonterias Economicas", from Carlos Rodriguez Braun), and it made me think about the political spectrum. Please let me jot down a table barely adjusted from that one appearing in the Wikipedia, which will broke my motto "don’t talk about politics, you’ll always be wrong!".
|Left to Right|
|Social Democracy||Social Liberalism||Conservative Liberalism|
PS If you were looking for an explanation about a mystical experience revealing the relationship between ethics and politics…, I’m very sorry.