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Economics as Religion - Ppr.

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In this study, Robert H. Nelson explores the genesis, the prophets, the prophesies, and the tenets of what he sees as a religion of economics that has come into full blossom in latter-day America. Nelson does not see "theology" as a bad word, and his examination of the theology underlying Samuelsonian and Chicagoan economics is not a put-down. It is a way of seeing the rhe ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published October 18th 2002 by Penn State University Press (first published 2001)
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Kirk Battle
This one is by Robert H. Nelson, a classically trained economist who made a hobby out of cataloging when economists lapsed into creepy religious thinking and then turned it into an entire book. That's a teensy bit disingenuous in that Nelson is very earnest in his topic but it does describe the final product in that the man knows a stunning amount about economics. He does not know a lot about religion. This produces a book of amazing insights that sit next to freshmen level nonsense, making the ...more
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