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Why Aren't Economists as Important as Garbagemen?

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This volume, which evolved from a number of conversations with economists includes a collection of essays that have two themes: a positive one and a negative one. The positive theme of the essays is that economic analysis, if kept in perspective, is enormously powerful. It provides a way of uncovering the workings of real-world phenomena that fit the perceptions many peopl ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published July 2nd 1991 by Routledge (first published January 1st 1991)
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This is Colander’s take on the state of economics (both the discipline and the profession) at the beginnings of the 90’s decade. It’s a collection of essays which, from various angles, examines why economics is as it is (was back then), what forces keep it that way and what can and should be done to change it.

This is not, as the tittle might suggest, a rant about how wrong mainstream (neoclassical) economics is. Neither is it a militant defence of the virtues of heterodox economics or a naive e
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David C. Colander is the Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Economics at Middlebury College.

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