How Irving Fisher's Eugenic Thinking Shaped Modern Economics

This paper on economist and eugenicist Irving Fisher responds to the question of whether his work as an economist can be separated from his eugenicist beliefs. The student argues that Fisher's work is fundamentally informed by eugenic thinking, whether in his use of the metaphorical language of disease, his fixation on making economics scholarship more "scientific," or in his analyses of how public health and immigration impact economies.
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