Thought Control in Economics

AB 085: Thought Control in Economics

Sep/Oct 2009

Paradigm Lost

Natural capital: Why are we selling it off and calling it income?
Overshoot: What is the cost of a dying planet?
Progress: Does anyone know if we’re moving forwards or backwards?
True Cost: Why aren’t the prices of products telling the ecological truth?
Happiness: What does it have to do with our curriculums?

Fresh Perspectives

When the Going Gets Tough: Post-meltdown, economists unleash a deafening silence.
Flawed Foundations: Neoclassical ideology is built on an obsolete science.
Confessions of a Radical Economics Prof: Students are baffled when Julie Matthaei advances radical debate in her classroom.
Econophysics: Today’s globalized economy can learn a few lessons from modern physics.
Can Economists Improve the Human Condition? Neoclassical ideology is wholly indifferent to the complexity of life.
Whirlpools and Turbulent Flows: Economics can no longer deny chaos theory or the interconnectedness of nature.

Meet the Mavericks

Renegade thinkers like Frederick Soddy, Paul Samuelson, Lourdes Benería, George Akerlof, Joseph Stiglitz, Herman Daly and Evo Morales are some of the inspiring people who are catalyzing a monumental mind shift in economics.

Your Place in the Revolution

At critical times throughout history, university students have sparked massive protests, calling their leaders on their lies and steering their nations in brave new directions. Learn some of the ways you can help bring down neoclassical economics.


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