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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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Is an Anti-Austerity Alliance Possible?

Good piece, in two parts, by Michael Hoexter regarding the possibility of an alliance between the left-neoclassicals and the Post Keynesians (see here and here), in providing a common front against the austerity nonsense given center stage by the media … Continue reading

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Economics as Ideology

One of the more interesting developments to emerge out of the current crisis is the growing recognition among prominent economists that the discipline has either failed to address the pressing issues of the day (by either not anticipating the crisis … Continue reading

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