Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Economics Anti-Textbook

A few months ago I stumbled across this textbook online, called the Economics Anti-Textbook.  It purports to teach the fundamentals of economics, but with a critical eye that draws readers' attention to the implicit and explicit biases in different frames of reference.  If I get time, I'd love to read it.

Quote from Einstein:  ‘Whether you can observe a thing or not depends on the theory which you use. It is the theory which decides what can be observed.’

Quote from Economics anti-textbook:  "Our point is not so much to claim that the ideology of the textbooks is wrong, although admittedly we do not share it. Rather, we want to remind readers that it [the ideology] exists. Students should be consciously aware of it – and that there are alternatives on offer."

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