Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ramanan — Nicholas Kaldor On Rational Expectations

This [revision of] rational expectations theory goes beyond the untestable basic axioms of the theory of value, such as the utility-maximising rational man whose existence can be confirmed only by individual introspection. The assumption of rational expectations which presupposes the correct understanding of the workings of the economy by all economic agents—the trade unionists, the ordinary employer, or even the ordinary housewife—to a degree which is beyond the grasp of professional economists is not science, nor even moral philosophy, but at best a branch of metaphysics.
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1 comment:

Unknown said...

I find the Chicago School fascinatingly grotesque.