Are the students revolting?

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I’ve had a few exchanges with neo­clas­si­cal econ­o­mists recently via the East Asia Forum blog, whose edi­tor approached me to write  a ver­sion of my “What a load of Bol­locks” post on this site. That piece “Why neo­clas­si­cal eco­nom­ics is dead”, cri­tiqued an East Asia Forum post “The state of eco­nom­ics” by neo­clas­si­cal text­book authors McTag­gart, Find­lay and Parkin.

Unmasking the Economics Profession: the challenge of political economy

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STEVE KEEN and EVAN JONES in con­ver­sa­tion with FRANK STILWELL

In this event to cel­e­brate the pub­li­ca­tion of Polit­i­cal Econ­omy Now!–the his­tory of the Polit­i­cal Econ­omy strug­gle at Syd­ney University–Evan Jones, Frank Stil­well and Steve Keen will dis­cuss the strug­gles inside the uni­ver­sity eco­nom­ics depart­ments and their sig­nif­i­cance, not only for teach­ing, but for the world econ­omy itself.

Economics Students: Join Toxic Textbooks

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A new Face­book group ded­i­cated to reform­ing eco­nom­ics tuition has just been estab­lished by Edward Full­brook, the coor­di­na­tor of PAECON, the Post-Autistic ECO­nom­ics Network.

Called Toxic Text­books,  its aim is to sup­port and coor­di­nate stu­dent protest against neo­clas­si­cal eco­nom­ics at uni­ver­si­ties and schools around the world. Its man­i­festo is:

Talk at Politics in the Pub (Newcastle)

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I’ll be speak­ing on the finan­cial cri­sis at the monthly “Pol­i­tics in the Pub” meet­ing in New­cas­tle next week. It’s on Tues­day May 19 at 6pm at the Hamil­ton Sta­tion Hotel on the cor­ner of Fern and Beau­mont Streets Isling­ton (next door to Hamil­ton sta­tion on the Mait­land Road side of the rail­way line).