Posts Tagged ‘methodology’

I’ve been a huge fan for many years now. He’s a public intellectual par excellence; a rare thing in our dismal science.

The interview was made during the time Yanis Varoufakis was visiting Zagreb as participant of the 6th Subversive festival “Utopia of Democracy” (4-18th May 2013). Interviewed by: Martin Beroš

You can find other recordings of talks by Varoufakis from the 2013 Zagreb visit here:

http://triplecrisis.com/the-man-who-won-a-nobel-prize-for-helping-create-a-global-financial-crisis/

It’s amazing just how utterly debunked mainstream economics is. There are lots of us (economists) who are not charlatans, quacks, and clergymen but almost all the respectable mainstream ivy-leaguers are.

I open my principles of economics courses by stating that at least 80% of the familiar standard neo-classical “economics” textbook is BS and that this is not my opinion but a scientific observation.

 

http://jacobinmag.com/2013/10/the-ethic-of-marginal-value/

What Is Economics Good For? – NYTimes.com.

Why economics needs economic history | vox.

Jose is a Rollins alumnus working on his PhD in economics at Colorado State University – Fort Collins.

He added a lot of methodological substance to my usual ramblings and gave us some really interesting things to think about in hopes of improving the sorry state of economics and the world.

We also had some technical difficulties figuring out how to connect to a phone but ended up getting pretty decent sound out of Jesse’s iThingy and a microphone (old school).

FINALLY: When I mentioned we got some hate mail on the blog, a guy named STUART called and said some nice things about the show–WE LOVE YOU STUART!

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I was still basking in the after-glow of a brilliant Smashing Pumpkins show last night but Jesse said to wake up and come speak truth to power so I said: Sir! Yes Sir!

BTW this was the 1st concert my wife Charlotte (http://secretofthefairies.org/) and our 2 kids (Thalia 11, Felix 15) went together ^_^

Corey Carroll come to help us out…

I’m sorry about the audio quality but things are falling apart around here >:/