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ERIC Number: EJ825552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
The Antieconomy Hypothesis (Part 2): Theoretical Roots
Vanderburg, Willem H.
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v29 n1 p57-65 2009
The hypothesis of an antieconomy developed in part 1 is incommensurate with mainstream economics. This article explores three reasons for this situation: the limits of discipline-based scholarship in general and of mainstream economics in particular, the status of economists in contemporary societies, and the failure of economists to accept any responsibility for the consequences flowing from the application of their theories. Politicians are unable to resist their economic advisors who speak in the name of science, with the result that the democratic process in relation to economic issues is essentially paralyzed. [For Part 1, see EJ825551. For Part 3, see EJ825553.]
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Language: English
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