Don’t have anything to add to this. Reposting because I’m in agreement
from Edward Fullbrook
For me three economists stand out historically as having been the most effective at building resistance to the dominance of scientism in economics. Keynes of course is one, and the other two are Bernard Guerrien and Tony Lawson, Guerrien because he was the intellectual and moral force behind Autisme Economie which, among other things, gave rise to the RWER; and Lawson because his papers, books and seminars have inspired, joined and intellectually fortified thousands.
It is notable that all three of these economists were or were on their way to becoming professional mathematicians before switching to economics. When still in his twenties, Keynes’ mathematical genius was already publicly celebrated, most notably by Whitehead and Russell, and he had already published what was to become for his first discipline a classic work. Guerrien’s first PhD was in mathematics, and Lawson was doing a PhD in mathematics at…
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