eHandout 9 - Autistic Economics

eHandout 9 - Autistic Economics - No 10 eHandout Business...

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e Handout No. 10 Dr. David E. McClean Autistic Economics translation of the original students' petition circulated in France http://www.paecon.net/PAEtexts/a-e-petition.htm 9/9/2005 Open letter from economics students to professors and others responsible for the teaching of this discipline We, economics students of the world , declare ourselves to be generally dissatisfied with the teaching that we receive. This is so for the following reasons: 1. We wish to escape from imaginary worlds! Most of us have chosen to study economics so as to acquire a deep understanding of the economic phenomena with which the citizens of today are confronted. But the teaching that is offered, that is to say for the most part neoclassical theory or approaches derived from it, does not generally answer this expectation. Indeed, even when the theory legitimately detaches itself from contingencies in the first instance, it rarely carries out the necessary return to the facts. The empirical side (historical facts, functioning of institutions, study of the behaviors and
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