This final essay returns to the basic issue raised in the first essay and places it in the fuller context of the dynamics of the untrammelled spirit of inquiry. That spirit of inquiry, the heart of serious science, is just not present either in contemporary establishment economics or in the range of views opposed to it. So, neither group takes seriously the quest for real basic variables. Such seriousness has to emerge from a creative minority, towards which this volume reaches. The creativity demanded is the coming to grips with the dynamics of any business and the drawing of attention to it.
Lonergan, Economics, Basic Variables