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Debunking economics : the naked emperor of the social sciences

Author: Steve Keen
Publisher: Annandale, NSW : Pluto Press Australia ; London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 2001.
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"Debunking Economics exposes what many non-economists may have suspected and a minority of economists have long known: that economic theory is not only unpalatable, but also plain wrong. Many of the most cherished notions of conventional economics are based on reasoning that is internally inconsistent."
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Keen, Steve.
Debunking economics.
Annandale, NSW : Pluto Press Australia ; London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 2001
(OCoLC)654439999
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Keen
ISBN: 185649991X 1856499928 9781856499910 9781856499927 1864030704 9781864030709
OCLC Number: 45804669
Description: xvi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: No more Mr Nice Guy --
I: Foundations --
The calculus of hedonism --
The price of everything and the value of nothing --
Size does matter --
To each according to his contribution --
II: Complexities --
The holy war over capital --
There is madness in their method --
Let's do the time warp again --
The sum of the parts --
The price is not right --
III: Alternatives --
Finance and economic breakdown --
Don't shoot me, I'm only the piano --
Nothing to lose but their minds --
There are alternatives.
Responsibility: Steve Keen.
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