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Department
Economics
Course
ECO2121
Professor
John Baker
Semester
Spring

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Introduction Why We Need to Compare One cannot understand any society without comparing it to others There is always the we on the one hand and the others on the other handOur social structure and theirsThere is no analysis impliedit does not imply the attitude that was dominant in the middle agesThe intention of comparison is to better understand ourselvesOne can only understand oneself if one looks at themselves from the outside from the point of view of others There is a famous story of an old rabbi living in what is not Czech poor and living alone in a hut He had a dream which told him to go to Prague and go to the bridge at the river and dig near the bridgeand there he would find a big piece of goldHe continued dreaming this until he finally decided to go There were guards that were standing at the bridge and upon hearing his idea the head guard began to laughT
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