Browsing articles tagged with " nancy folbre"

Econ4 in Chronicle of Higher Ed

Dec 14, 2011   //   by boyce   //   Articles, News  //  No Comments

Recently critics have mounted a more fundamental line of attack on mainstream economists, taking aim at the ideology that has grown dominant over the past 30 years, which they say played a significant part in causing the Great Recession and not doing much to help solve it.

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Nancy Folbre: Occupy Economics

Nov 29, 2011   //   by econ4org   //   Articles, Media Library, News  //  1 Comment

From Nancy Folbre’s NYT Economix post, Occupy Economics:

The Occupy Wall Street movement, displaced from some key geographic locations, now enjoys a small but significant encampment among economists.

Concerns about the impact of growing economic inequality fit neatly into a larger critique of mainstream economic theory and its deep faith in the efficiency of markets.

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