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Maria Cristina Marcuzzo — Joan Robinson, The Rational Rebel

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Maria Cristina Marcuzzo — Joan Robinson, The Rational RebelMaria Cristina Marcuzzo on Joan Robinson’s critique that economics ought to be driven by science and not ideology:… In her view, the main problem with contemporary economic theory was that it made fundamental issues increasingly obscure rather than clear. Her last paper, which was published posthumously, had a telling title “Spring Cleaning”: “It seems to me that the whole complex of theories and models in the textbooks is in need of a thorough spring cleaning. We should throw out all self-contradictory propositions, un-measurable quantities and indefinable concepts and reconstruct a logical basis for analysis with what, if anything, remains.”

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Maria Cristina Marcuzzo — Joan Robinson, The Rational Rebel

Maria Cristina Marcuzzo on Joan Robinson’s critique that economics ought to be driven by science and not ideology:

… In her view, the main problem with contemporary economic theory was that it made fundamental issues increasingly obscure rather than clear. Her last paper, which was published posthumously, had a telling title “Spring Cleaning”: “It seems to me that the whole complex of theories and models in the textbooks is in need of a thorough spring cleaning. We should throw out all self-contradictory propositions, un-measurable quantities and indefinable concepts and reconstruct a logical basis for analysis with what, if anything, remains.”

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