Topics include but are not limited to:
methodology: a critique of ''positivism'' is used to explain why mainstream reliance on fairy-tale assumptions should be replaced by realistic assumption sets as argued by Marx and KeynesMarx, Keynes and Minsky on financial market instability versus mainstream theories of ''efficient'' financial marketshow Keynes's assumption that the future is unknowable revolutionized not only macro theory but the micro theory of agent choice as well structural causes of the current global financial crisishow innovative theories of competition, globalization, capital investment and financialization inspired by Marx, Keynes and Schumpeter can be used to explain the crisis tendencies of neoliberal capitalismthe influence of class conflict on economic policy, including in the current ''austerity'' regimes.
The papers in this book should be of interest to most economists and can be used in both graduate and upper level undergraduate courses. Many of these papers are accessible to anyone who reads the business press.
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