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Economist Stephen Marglin Thinking about Thinking Like an Economist

Posted by The Situationist Staff on January 27, 2009

Dismal Science MarglinHarvard economist Stephen Marglin is one of the confirmed presenters at the Third Annual Project on Law and Mind Sciences Conference (titled “The Free-Market Mindset:  History, Psychology, and Consequences” and scheduled for March 7, 2009).  Marglin’s recent work, as summarized on his website, focuses

“on the foundational assumptions of economics and how these assumptions make community invisible to economists. This work, reflected in his latest book, The Dismal Science: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community (Harvard University Press, 2008), attempts to counter the aid and comfort these assumptions give to those who would construct a world in the image of economics, a world ultimately without community.”

Here are two videos in which Professor Marglin summarizes some of his work.

From ForaTV:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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From YouTube:

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To learn more about the PLMS conference or to register, click here.  To read some related Situationist posts, see “Smart People Thinking about People Thinking about People Thinking” and “Jeffrey Sachs on Our Situation – Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, and Part V.”

One Response to “Economist Stephen Marglin Thinking about Thinking Like an Economist”

  1. […] 27, 2009 by Michael The Situationist today highlighted the work of Stephen Marglin, a Harvard economist who will be presenting at the upcomming Project on […]

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