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Interesting books and papers
3 years ago

This thread is for people to share titles and other information about interesting books and papers on economics.

 

3 years ago

I'll note first the two Affluenza books, and the book which Kit H has mentioned: Small is Beautiful. 

Recently I have been reading "A History of Economics" by John K. Galbraith - very interesting and highlights (for me) how slowly thinking about economics has moved over the centuries. And how the theories have been largely prompted by events, rather than anticipating them.

3 years ago

I've not read Galbraith in many years and he was quite an insightful individual at times but I found him too bogged down in Keynesian economics to be able to have really viable solutions. He appeared to understand the system and yet went along with it which violated his stated principles.

Economics is so disjointed that it is very far behind events and it attempts to correct the disasters that have been created from working off the basic tenets of economics by further compounding more "bright ideas".

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