Sunday, October 25, 2015

Steve Keen — Economists Prove That Capitalism Is Unnecessary

Actually they’ve done no such thing. But they do effectively assume that it’s unnecessary all the time...
Hayek’s main target here were socialists who believed that a complex economy could be centrally planned—thus doing away with markets institutionally. But he also criticized his mainstream rivals for assuming the existence of all-seeing, all-knowing “economic agents” to overcome mathematical problems in their equilibrium-obsessed models of the economy. Here he was actually in agreement with his great rival Keynes, since they both said that the only way equilibrium could be achieved would be if people’s expectations about the future were both shared and correct.…
Economists Prove That Capitalism Is Unnecessary
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