INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

  • Norbert Kroó

Abstract

The logo of the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK) refers to a more
than 100 – year old, but still topical problem: how to join 9 dots arranged in a box
- like square format with four straight lines without lifting the pen. The solution
is only possible if, while moving the pen, we get out of the box. The box in fact
does not exist, it is only a self imposed virtual limitation. Even more, the task can
be solved also by using just one straight line, the only problem is that in order to
achieve that the earth has to be circled twice. But why not circle the earth twice?
We certainly have to consider the cost/benefit aspect as well but the lesson must
not be forgotten: we shoud think twice before calling the solution of a task
impossible

Published
2021-09-13
How to Cite
Kroó, N. (2021). INTRODUCTORY REMARKS. Köz-Gazdaság - Review of Economic Theory and Policy, 16(3), 5-6. Retrieved from http://retp.eu/index.php/retp/article/view/1348