Dismal Science

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Definition: Dismal Science


Dismal Science

Quick Summary of Dismal Science


A slang name for the field of economics. The name is based on the sometimes unpleasant conclusions of economic theories, such as diminishing marginal returns. This phrase was popularized by Thomas Carlyle in the 1800s.




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Definition Sources


Definitions for Dismal Science are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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