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Liberalism vs. etatism: permanenta şi inevitabila dezbatere

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  • Topan Mihai-Vladimir

    (Academia de Studii Economice din Bucureşti)

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In this paper we try to elucidate the proper manner to evaluate economic theories and systems within the present financial crisis context. The main lines of argumentation are as follows: appeals to facts cannot settle the liberalism/etatism debate; the deadlock has an important methodological/epistemological substratum, thus the debate is truly „fundamental”; the only way out is genuine theoretical debate.

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  • Topan Mihai-Vladimir, 2010. "Liberalism vs. etatism: permanenta şi inevitabila dezbatere," Revista OEconomica, Romanian Society for Economic Science, Revista OEconomica, issue 02, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:oen:econom:y:2010:i:02:id:238
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    Keywords

    liberalism; etatism; economic calculation; externalities; public goods; monopoly; economic crisis; credit expansion; mass error;

    JEL classification:

    • P5 - Economic Systems - - Comparative Economic Systems
    • P2 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies
    • P26 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Political Economy
    • B53 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Austrian
    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles

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