Tag Archives: neo-classical economics

Great article by Tim Thornton in today’s Age on the problems with economics eduction

I couldn’t agree more with what Tim writes here. Having a background in science when I studied undergraduate economics at the University of Melbourne I was shocked by the uncritical adherence to flawed assumptions that was taught to undergraduates and … Continue reading

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New article in The Conversation: More pie in the sky – economic progress no slice of life

Published today in The Conversation. More pie in the sky – economic progress no slice of life By Warwick Smith, University of Melbourne In the verbal volley between Gillard and Abbott, Swan and Hockey, there is a conversation that we … Continue reading

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Is there a baby in the neoclassical economics bath water?

The World Economics Association is currently holding an online conference: The economics curriculum: towards a radical reformation. I think it’s a great subject that sorely needs some serious discussion. I’ve written in the comments section on one of the papers … Continue reading

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