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How much do current debates owe to conflicting definitions of economics?

It is not clear to me how the literature on the current state of economics got out of control. The genre is as old as the discipline itself and has grown cyclically with crises. But the last one broke out … Continue reading

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How the term “mainstream economics” became mainstream: a speculation

Reposted from INET blog It’s a recurring problem on economic social networks. “Mainstream” is only 9 characters long, therefore much used on twitter, blogs or facebook as a shortcut for what economists working at leading institutions and publishing in leading journals … Continue reading

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