Saturday, September 10, 2005

Time for Physical Thoughts

Why is it important to study the physical concept of force in its relation with the economy of a society? Two things come to one’s mind: Time and energy.
Timing is everything in economic terms as well as in social terms, as they are intrinsically dependent. When we one look at the linking between social developments and economic ones the “energy” bridge is used to understand it. How is this link defined and affected by our definition of “energy”, and how are time and energy related is a profound philosophical question that few have tried to address. We’ll try in my book (Treatise on Physical Economy) to address this question and to propose some ideas regarding the physical nature of social development and behavior. Some of these ideas have been around for a long time, some since the XVIII century and I hope some will be brand-new as they are proposed in the light of current events.