Why Aren't Economists as Important as Garbagemen? Essays on the State of Economics

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WHY
AREN'T
ECONOMISTS
AS IMPORTANT AS
GARBAGEMEN?
Essays on the State of Economics

DAVID COLANDER

M. E. SHARPE, INC.

ARMONK, NEW YORK

LONDON, ENGLAND

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Why Aren't Economists as Important as Garbagemen? Essays on the State of Economics
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 3
  • 1- Economists And Policy 17
  • 1- Why Aren't Economists As Important as Garbagemen? 19
  • Notes 28
  • 2- Economics, Institutions, And Methodology 39
  • 3- The Making Of An Economist 41
  • 4: Workmanship, Incentives, And Cynicism 63
  • 5- The Invisible Hand of Truth 81
  • 3- Applications To Macroeconomics 89
  • 6- The Evolution Of Keynesian Economics: From Keynesian to New Classical To New Keynesian 91
  • Notes 100
  • 4- Critics of Economics 113
  • 8- Galbraith and the Theory Of Price Control 115
  • 10- Form and Content In Appraising Recent Economic Developments 139
  • Notes 152
  • Works Cited And Related References 165
  • Index 169
  • About the Author *
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