Hello and welcome,
This blog is intended as an antidote to mainstream or neoclassical economics. Though other blogs like this exist, I feel few of them offer a ‘ground up’ critique. As an economics student, I can credibly claim to know what is taught on undergraduate courses, and hope to demonstrate clearly and intelligibly that much of it is built on incredibly suspect foundations, and is often internally contradictory.
I do not wish to define this blog only as a negative, though, and am particularly interested in popularising the fact that Keynes did have a lot to say about the cause of slumps, and emphasised prevention through monetary policy. Again, I am far from the first person to highlight this, but I feel it deserves more exposure.
I’d characterise myself as a post-Keynesian, but one who is finding it increasingly difficult to defend capitalism given recent events. I’m open to new economic ideas, though, no matter where they come from.
- New readers: I strongly urge you to read my FAQ to get acquainted with my views, particularly if you find yourself in disagreement – it answers many of the most common objections.
- Comments: Try not to flood a single thread with only your comments. If you are abusive then that will be straight up deletion; I will also delete comments if I feel you are not engaging arguments and generally being a nuisance (that means you, Rothbardians!) And no, I do not want to hear about your pet but irrelevant topic in every thread – if you have an idea you’d like to share, put it in the comments here; don’t spam.
- Pet peeve: Double comments. If you are angry at how stupid I am and write a comment telling me, take a 5 minute break after writing it in case you think of another way to stick it to me in that time.
- Pieria: I now write for the website Pieria - check out my articles there, too!
You can contact me at unlearningeconomics [at] gmail.com