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    What's the meaning of "getting sth. right"?

    Getting both the science and the economics right continues to matter today,........


    Dear all,

    What's the meaning of "getting sth. right"?

    Does the sentence mean "balance science with economics properly"?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: What's the meaning of "getting sth. right"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eartha View Post
    Getting both the science and the economics right continues to matter today,........


    Dear all,

    What's the meaning of "getting sth. right"?

    Does the sentence mean "balance science with economics properly"?

    Thanks in advance.
    No, it doesn't mean a balance. Both have to be got right on their own terms.

    Let's apply it to global warming.
    Getting the science right means making a correct analysis of the empirical evidence. Then, after having come to a conclusion, science and technology must be used in an effective and efficient way to prevent the Earth from being destroyed.

    Getting the economics right means making a correct analysis of the costs and benefits of acting (or not acting) in various ways on the scientific evidence.

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