This is, of course, a fiction, in response to previous fellow host's posting:
Once upon a time an economist had been confused. He found two countries, Banana Republic and Togog Republic, have similar resources, endowment, size, economic structure, political system, etc --in short, they're almost identical, like twin. Yet he also learned that Togog Rep. grew so well, Banana didn't.Except this crazy guy from Salemba, I, who ask how to have reliable social capital measurement, and more importantly, whether this social capital is similar to old definition of capital, that is, subject to diminishing return, reproduce-able (through investment), and has various rates of return (and what determine this return).
Having frustated to find the secret of Togog Rep., he went to entertain himself playing bowling. His bowling mate is an anthropologist who incidentally was reading Bourdieau (1986) for his ethnography work on the Mighty Maridjan case in Mt. Merapi Central Java.
The economist, while waiting his turn, read that book and encountered the term social capital. A light-bulb flashed in his head. He said to himself: "Voila, this is the answer. Togog Rep. had higher social capital".
He started writing, and to make it catchy and relevant to his readers --they don't have Maridjan's fortuneteller game-- he put a title with something related to bowling. It turns out everyone seems love the idea.