Monthly Archives: February 2014

Book review: ‘How numbers rule the world’

My review of Lorenzo Fioramonti’s new book ‘How numbers rule the world’ has just been published on the LSE review of books blog. My review (and to some extent the book) is an intriguing mixture of power, ignorance,  psychopaths, hard … Continue reading

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My top ten things to dislike about GDP

Several web-sources that I keep an eye on have recently been buzzing about GDP, and its potential replacements. So, I feel prompted to do another top-ten. This time it’s the top-ten things that I dislike most about GDP. And this … Continue reading

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My top ten in heterodox economics

Just inspired by the news about the alternative PPE being launched by Goldsmiths (http://www.gold.ac.uk/academics/montgomeriejohnna-expertcomment-financialcrisis.php), here is my top ten of heterodox economics. I’m sure everyone will disagree, possibly about if any are truly heterodox. Good! I am still astounded by … Continue reading

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