Tuesday, March 31, 2009

All erroneous ideas, all poisonous weeds, all ghosts and monsters, must be subjected to criticism; in no circumstance should they be allowed to spread unchecked. However, the criticism should be fully reasoned, analytical and convincing, and not rough, bureaucratic, metaphysical or dogmatic.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Humanizing The Economic Actors In Economics/NYT on AEA Conference Address

Interesting article about the annual January gathering of thousands of economists at the biggest economics conference in the world.

I was a psychology major in college and loved all of the strange experiments involving humans in social situations. I was surprised when I studied economics in graduate school and I discovered that almost all economists' models made patently false assumptions about the nature of human interaction.

Perhaps, the preference of the discipline for assumptions about humans that make us perfectly rational, maximizing egoists is about to undergo some changes. This is a critique from within the ruling schools of economics.

I am hopeful that the discipline will change faster than Paul Samuelson's quip that economics tended to change only "one funeral at a time."

Friday, January 12, 2007

Thomas Palley » Blog Archive » The Knowledge Police in Economics

From Eric:
Thomas Palley » Blog Archive » The Knowledge Police in Economics

btw, anything that's not private can be posted directly to this blog by all members (that's ALL the econ department @ Rollins). The easiest way is to use the google toolbar (free download) -- ask me for help :-)

Friday, October 27, 2006

Ordered chaos!!!

Almost enough to make you an Austrian eh?

Saturday, September 30, 2006

The NEW Economics @ Rollins College Web

Please check it out (there are a few errors i've found at home but need to get into the office to fix).
I need Fjorentina & Phil to give me the missing info (see the faculty link).

note: the title above is the link
the url is http://www.rollins.edu/economics/

Lula's second chance | Economist.com

Lula's second chance | Economist.com

Wednesday, September 27, 2006