Scrap the lot and start again
AbstractIn the wake of the recent financial crisis heterodox economists have taken up a time-honored refrain and proposed to abandon the axiomatic method. The present paper argues that this proposal is self-defeating
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 29812.
Date of creation: 11 Mar 2011
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Publication status: Published in real-world economics review 11 March 2011.56(2011): pp. 15-18
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- E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian
- E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General
- B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
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