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- ‘Is it any wonder economics is called the dismal science?’
- ‘It is not surprising, given this picture, that economics became known as the dismal science, since the only equilibrium situation was one of subsistence wages.’
- ‘Smith did not just found the dismal science (economics); he also helped to pioneer the sentimental science (the psychology of emotion).’
- ‘This is one of the dismal things about the dismal science of economics.’
- ‘Well, she obviously doesn't believe that economics is the dismal science.’
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