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First Event of the Year: Economics for Real People

Seminar 1: Economics for Real People

Have you thought that economics seems divorced from the real world?  In next Tuesday’s presentation and discussion, we’ll look at the importance of economic ideas.   John Maynard Keynes said that…

“The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.”

We will be taking a brief look at who those economists were and how their ideas have shaped societies over the last few centuries.  What are some general principles that we can use to asses the merits of these ideas?  We will also have some tips to help those new to university survive economics and more…

Date: Tuesday 30th March

Location: UOA Business School OGG

Room: B5 260-051


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  1. March 31, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Following last night’s meeting, here’s a good follow up on the Broken Window Fallacy, including a video, ‘Broekn Window’ quotes from alleged economists, and links to Robert Higgs’ work on the fallacy that war rescued the US from the Great Depression.


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