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Economists Have No Clothes

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  • James M. Buchanan

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Why have economists had so little meaningful to say about the 2008 crises? Where and when did the 'science' get off the track? Can anything be done to restore respectability to Economics as a useful area of inquiry? This short essay examines these questions.

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  • James M. Buchanan, 2009. "Economists Have No Clothes," Rationality, Markets and Morals, Frankfurt School Verlag, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, vol. 0(9), November.
  • Handle: RePEc:rmm:journl:v:0:y:2009:i:9
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    1. Jim Fischer, 2017. "Is consumption tax regressive? A libertarian perspective," Proceedings of International Academic Conferences 5808138, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
    2. Peter J. Boettke & Daniel J. Smith, 2016. "Evolving views on monetary policy in the thought of Hayek, Friedman, and Buchanan," The Review of Austrian Economics, Springer;Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, vol. 29(4), pages 351-370, December.

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