The Fortunes of Economics
Robertson, David, Review - Institute of Public Affairs
The Fortunes of Economics Economics and its Enemies: Two Centuries of Anti-Economics by William Oliver Coleman (Palgrave-Macmillan, London, 2002, hardback, 328 pages, A$198)
In this excellent work of scholarship, the Tasmanian academic William Coleman reviews the attacks on economics that have persisted since its foundation and which continue unabated today. In the opening chapter, the author draws the battlelines between the accusers and the defendants, and describes the field of action. This patient and methodical introduction leads into a careful and balanced description of two centuries of conflict over economics.
This absorbing study provides not only detailed …
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Publication information: Article title: The Fortunes of Economics. Contributors: Robertson, David - Author. Magazine title: Review - Institute of Public Affairs. Volume: 56. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2004. Page number: 39+. © Institute of Public Affairs Nov 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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