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Philosophy on the move It goes through a wide range of philosophical issu..
463. Human nature  Economists adopt a limited, highly stunted view of human nature, even while not actually believing in it. They are ..read more
462 Philosophy of economic science A famous defence of the unrealistic mythmarket of perfect competition is that theory requires ..read more
461. Market ideology: Autonomy Another fundamental tenet of economic science, related to the tenets of freedom and variety, is ..read more
460. Market ideology: variety  A second strong argument for markets, next to freedom but related to it, is that in contrast with central ..read more
459. Market ideology: freedom Many good economists grant that the model of the mythmarket, with perfect competition, is unrealistic. That ..read more
458. Markets: What to make of themIn debates concerning markets, in the wake of the recent financial and economic crises, there is ..read more
457. Issues for change in economicsThe criticism of dominant, orthodox economics, and demands for its change, have intensified since the ..read more
456. The meaning of rationalityIn item 394 of this blog I discussed rationality and non-rational decision heuristics. Here I return to the ..read more
455. Beyond utilityIn his recent book ‘Is there a future for heterodox economics?’, Geoffrey Hodgson, a well known heterodox economist ..read more
454. A third form of freedom.As discussed previously in this blog, Isaiah Berlin proposed two kinds of freedom:‘Negative’ freedom as ..read more

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