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The Financial Crisis and the Great Recession

November 1, 2019

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James G. Carrier analyses the ways that people think about what the economy is, how it operates, how it should operate.

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Background reading for a new economics – by James G. Carrier

December 23, 2013

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photo credit: Pixabay

photo credit: Pixabay

We told ourselves that we know how economies work.

The economic crisis that began in 2008 showed how wrong we were.

The individualistic formalism of basic neoclassical economics had held sway in the World Bank and the IMF and in many government ministries. The crisis challenged its control of the commanding heights of policy and public debate, and many have called for a better view of economy to replace that neoclassical paradigm. […]

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