Debates

The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen

October 24, 2012
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Book Review as published at the Economic History Association David Reisman, The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012, vii + 338 pp. $150 (hardcover), ISBN978-0-85793-218-1. Those who wish to understand the many and deep contributions of Thorstein Veblen to economics will find that this offering falls short of the mark. The...

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Paul Krugman’s Economic Blinders

May 14, 2012
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In Mr. Krugman’s reading, private debts need not be written down or the tax system made more efficient. It is to be better subsidized – mainly with easier bank credit and more government spending. So I am afraid that his book might as well have been subtitled “How the Economy can Borrow its Way...

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Tainted Transactions: An Exchange

July 25, 2000
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From The National Interest No. 60 http://www.nationalinterest.org http://www.ciaonet.org/olj/ni/ni_00saj01.html A letter exchange in response to Janine Wedel’s “Tainted Transactions: Harvard, Russia and the Chubais Clan” (Spring 2000). Participants: Jeffrey Sachs, Anders Aslund, Marek Dabrowski, Peter Reddaway, Igor Aristov, Wayne Merry, Michael Hudson, David Ellerman, Steven Rosefielde and Janine Wedel. Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the...

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