The question why do we have recession? invites two causal components:"What starts the process that leads to a recession?" and "How does that process deliver recession?"
Given a rich enough view, the world can be thought of as a multitude ofthings and stuffs which interact with one another - be they atoms, people,household goods, countries or oceans - and we rely on parts of this multitudewhen we describe the world.
Our descriptions are sometimes specific "The temperature at the North Poleat noon on 1st June 2001 was -10 degrees Celsius" and sometimes general"The temperature at the North Pole never exceeds 5 degrees Celsius."Sometimes they are vague "Arctic regions are cold."
We describe parts of the world that are useful to our purpose - relevant to our thinking and communication. But it makes a difference to ourthinking how we describe those parts we pick out.
A specific description might be an observation. A general statementmight be a law which in turn encapsulates a theory. A vague statementmight present a family of possible scenarios.
If our discourse is about recessions, what are the proper things andstuffs of that discourse - and why?
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