Saturday, April 23, 2016
Diane Coyle reviews Adam Ozanne's book "Power and Neoclassical Economics".
Coyle is very positive about the book, whose thesis -- it seems to me -- is "surely one of the longer-term outcomes of the crisis will be -- must be -- to turn economics back to political economy" (emphasises mine). They believe power relations should be reintroduced into economic theorising.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
So, who wrote the quotes presented in the previous post? When were they written?
The key below answers that:
First pair: A. George Monbiot (2016); B. J.M. Keynes (1933)
Second pair: C. Adam Smith (1776); D. Monbiot
Third pair: E. Herbert Spencer (1851); F. Monbiot
Fourth pair: G. J.M. Keynes (1936); H. Monbiot.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Lately -- most unusually, given my naturally bubbly personality -- I've been in a rather brooding mood. Against my first reaction -- to write an equally somber post -- I decided to propose readers a little trivia game, similar to those played at pubs or TV shows.
Below there are some recent George Monbiot quotes, paired with quotes from other authors. Unfortunately, I forgot Who wrote What and When.
Can you help me out?