Tag Archives: ideology

Thin men acting in small worlds – or why economic models are both unreal and irrelevant

Good piece by Lars Syll (Thin men acting in small worlds – or why economic models are both unreal and irrelevant).  I don’t really have much more to add, other than to reiterate my frustration with a discipline that is … Continue reading

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Why Obama lost the debate

Good piece, as usual, by Doug Henwood, on Obama’s pathetic performance last night:  Why Obama lost the debate « LBO News from Doug Henwood.

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A disappointing performance

I know he’s a Republican in disguise, but I nevertheless held out for the hope that Obama would at least give lip service to the notion that government has an extremely important role to play in the betterment of society, … Continue reading

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Doug Henwood’s comments on the Chicago Teachers Union Strike

In the last few days Doug Henwood, on his LBO News blog, has been posting  – as he always does – spot-on critiques of the union bashing perspective so common to U.S. culture, not simply among the right wingers and the … Continue reading

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Deep Sleep and Other News « Real-World Economics Review Blog

The following piece, by Peter Radford, does a nice job of outlining the political divide within the U.S. and, in addition, the depth of economic ignorance and committment to ideology on the part of the media, the right-wing nuts (annoyingly … Continue reading

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Pavlina Tcherneva’s NEP post and the power of ideology

Pavlina Tcherneva’s recent posting “Economists for Romney: a closer look | | New Economic Perspectives” does a very nice job of listing some of the right-wing heavy hitters that are providing “scientific” credibility to the Romney campaign.  For each of … Continue reading

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Interests and ideas, a follow up on Ruccio’s comments

Short commentary by David Ruccio on the role of Self Interest and ideas that overlaps with my earlier post on economics as ideology. There are several layers to this set of relationships. First, its not just that neoclassical economics uses self-interest as an … Continue reading

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