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Heterodox Economics, Tolerance, and Pluralism


  • Frederic S. Lee

    (University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO)


In my response to Garnett and Mearman, I argue that many of their comments are based on the assumption that mainstream economics has truth and value, which is in fact not the case. In addition, I argue that that the divided economics community arises from actions taken by mainstream economists and not due to actions taken by heterodox economists. Finally, I argue that pluralism through tolerance is the way forward.JEL classification: B40, B50

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  • Frederic S. Lee, 2011. "Heterodox Economics, Tolerance, and Pluralism," Review of Radical Political Economics, Union for Radical Political Economics, vol. 43(4), pages 573-577, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:reorpe:v:43:y:2011:i:4:p:573-577

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    heterodox economics; neoclassical economics; tolerance; pluralism;

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    • B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
    • B50 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - General


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