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Post Keynesians and Others

  • J. E. King
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    I begin by considering four alternative positions on the correct relationship between Post Keynesians and mainstream economics: opposition, cooperation, neglect and stealth; I argue that sustained opposition is the only viable strategy. Next I discuss the appropriate relationship between Post Keynesians and mainstream dissenters, concluding that relatively little can be expected to come from it. I then assess the link between Post Keynesians and other schools of heterodox economics, which I consider to be one of friendly pluralism rather than fundamental unity. I conclude that Post Keynesians should remain open to ideas from other heterodox traditions, and might also benefit from becoming more inter-disciplinary.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Review of Political Economy.

    Volume (Year): 24 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 305-319

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:revpoe:v:24:y:2012:i:2:p:305-319
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