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Economic rebellion

from Lars Syll

BBC report on the need for rethinking economics and the way we teach it.

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  1. February 8, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Thank you for posting this. I am an old development, comparative and history of economics person who was dismayed by introductions of mathematics from my previous life as a physics student. My advisor basically begged me to flee the university and go study corporations, farming, construction and etc. I learned years later that he filed my thesis on convergence in his archive when he died (it was written by a twenty something and not that great but he liked it).

    Now I’m a person with 17 years of computer translation experience and write in a growing list of fifteen languages, re; 1. flytrap compost toilets for saving the 85% of food value excreted by the human body, 2. €92.20/m2 houses that pay people to live in themselves via reduced rent and maintenance, and 3. collecting and distributing rainwater at .01€/liter (with a 4 -8 year payback).

    My daily class is about 25 people, who I never see. They are from all over Earth and are learning how to think about the riddle of economic prosperity in a gently declining population educated to understand environmental consequences of excess consumption. Some of them are artists, some think about economics as an academic discipline and others think about needing a home, toilet and water.

  2. Peretz
    February 8, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    That is the point ! Who and how you havt to teach macroeconomics. Like the chicago boys, or like J.Stieglitz or P.Krugman ?

  3. Peretz
    February 9, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Unhappily the economics professors use to teach macroeconomic system as a static one. , It should be teached as a dynamic system since it is the reality of human life activity. I mean with models using vectors, as we do in digital analyses for firms.

  4. Jamie Morgan
    February 9, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I wrote this for the AHE Lars,

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09538259.2015.1084774

    Best, Jamie

    • February 9, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks Jamie. Looks very interesting!
      Best, Lars

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