Tags: philip pilkington

The Great Unwinding of Mainstream Incoherence

August 31st, 2014
in Op Ed

A recent post by Lord Keynes inspired me to write up some very general thoughts on the state of mainstream economics. Today, I believe, mainstream economics is completely incoherent. What do I mean by that? Well, basically if you are in the mainstream you can pretty much believe in more »

Marc Lavoie’s New Book

July 7th, 2014
in Op Ed

Article of the Fortnight from Fixing the Economistsby Philip Pilkington, Fixing the Economists Marc Lavoie’s new book on the foundations of Post-Keynesian economics is out entitled Post-Keynesian Economics: New Foundations. I learned a lot from the last… more »

Book Review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

May 1st, 2014
in Op Ed

Piketty's Wikipedia page says that he's a Keynesian. Well, I don't see it at all. His book contains a section on the public debt in historical perspective and it is desperately misinformed. A caveat first though: I actually like Piketty's book in a lot of ways. While not extremely well written, it is highly readable (if you are an historical data sort of person). more »

What Constitutes a Money Crank?

April 15th, 2014
in Op Ed, syndication

Fixing the Economists Article of the Fortnightby Philip Pilkington I’ve been asking myself that question rather a lot in the past two weeks. This is because I have had two separate commissions for pieces of writing that require me jump down the rabbi… more »

Men, Machines and Mistakes

March 31st, 2013
in Op Ed

Mistaking Men for Machines: How Neoclassical Economies Relies on Computer Science to Misunderstand Human Communication We have a lot to be thankful for today that we owe to Alan Turing – who is generally recognised as among the first, if not the first,… more »

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