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If Mathematics Is Informal, Then Perhaps We Should Accept That Economics Must Be Informal Too

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  • Backhouse, Roger E, 1998. "If Mathematics Is Informal, Then Perhaps We Should Accept That Economics Must Be Informal Too," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 108(451), pages 1848-1858, November.
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