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Where’s the Structure?

by on March 5, 2015

In its long search for the illusion of equilibrium economics has had to barter away one aspect of reality after another. Driven by its desire [more…]

Economic Ignorance?

by on March 2, 2015

Ha-Joon Chang nails it.

But I wish he hadn't.

You see, I agree with his analysis of the inverse nature of status within the economics [more…]

Elitist Confusion

by on March 2, 2015

One of my ongoing sources of frustration is the amount of effort elitist folk put into lecturing the rest of us about why we ordinary people [more…]

I Am A Know-Nothing

by on February 25, 2015

Beware of the possible snark in the following:

One of the possibilities you face when you commit to writing about something is that you get called names. Sometimes you [more…]

Academic Inequality?

by on February 24, 2015

I want to point you to an article in Salon about how academic recruitment is horribly skewed. It confirms what most of you know: academic [more…]

Crying Wolf

by on February 24, 2015

I must admit that I find it difficult to take the current stand off between the White House and Congress over immigration too seriously. Unfortunately [more…]

To See Is To Believe?

by on February 23, 2015

The French Republican thinker Charles Péguy once said:
"One must always say what one sees. But especially -- and this is the hard part -- [more…]

Questions – Add Your Voice

by on February 20, 2015

There's been a lot of excitement about changing the substance of economics and the way it is taught. Rightly so. But that, it seems to [more…]

Infrastructure [Non]Spending

by on February 18, 2015

Apparently one of the very few areas of likely cooperation between the White House and our newly energized all-Republican Congress is spending on our lamentable [more…]

By The People, For The People?

by on February 17, 2015

Here's a thought: how about the governments in our democracies acting on behalf of the people? That would be novel.

We here in America could [more…]