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You can't beat something with nothing: getting an alternative into the curculum


  • Neva R. Goodwin

    (Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA; Tel.: + 1-617-627-3530; fax: + 1-617-627-2409.


This paper describes an alternative paradigm, "contextual economics," which is being developed, initially, in the form of an introductory microeconomics textbook. This paradigm gives special attention to the goals of economic actors and of the discipline of economics; and to the physical and the social/psychological contexts within which economies function.

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  • Neva R. Goodwin, 2001. "You can't beat something with nothing: getting an alternative into the curculum," Review of Radical Political Economics, Union for Radical Political Economics, vol. 33(3), pages 335-342, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:reorpe:v:33:y:2001:i:3:p:335-342

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