Demystifying economic growth

Growth, GDP, inflation and other economic terms need to be demystified, if we want to enter an age of economic enlightenment. This includes questioning economics as a social or soft science altogether.

We are not alone in this. See – in chronological order:

Questioning Economic Development is a collection of papers presented at The Other Economic Summit in Houston in 1990

Autisme-Economie.org – English texts from the movement that emerged after French students began to question economic teaching in 2000

Post-Autistic Economics Network – the site that emerged from the original thinkers

Debunking Economics – the book by Australian assistant professor Steve Keen – published in 2001

Heterodox Economics Newsletter – 92 issues since 2004 – edited by a number of US professors, including a world-wide directory

In Economics Departments, a Growing Will to Debate Fundamental Assumptions – an article by The New York Times published in 2007

Priceless: How the Federal Reserve bought the Economics Profession – a leading article in the Huffington Post, the number 1 blog worldwide,  on February 9, 2010


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