Modellplatonismus in Economics – students protest…
On the crisis of “economic science”, see links also here (post in Portuguese with links to materials in English).
Dear Mr Chairman, Dear Members of the German Economic Association (Verein für So-cialpolitik),
We are students and teachers of economics at more than 50 universities in the German-speaking world and herewith want to draw attention to the alarming state of our disci-pline whilst wanting to play a constructive role in the reshaping of studies in political economy.
Decades of belief in the self-regulating forces of the market, the predominant “Modellplatonismus” (model Platonism), lack of self-reflection and lack of methodical and theoretical diversity have lead not only our profession to a dead end. The one-sidedness of economic thought also contributes to the ongoing economic crisis and the accompanying lack of perspective.
Economists have a great influence in the public discourse: they engage via numerous research and consulting organizations…
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