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John Quiggin

Economists’ Views of the History of Economic Thought

“David Glasner has been making a series of posts on the legacy of Milton Friedman, some of them in response to Scott Sumner; they’re interesting if you want to delve into the intellectual history. I’m not personally big on such things — in general, what people thought Keynes or Friedman meant ends up being more important than what they turn out, on close reading, to (maybe, possibly) actually have meant.” – Paul Krugman, “Milton Friedman, Unperson,” August 8, 2013.I’m generally fascinated by the way members of various academic fields view their own fields’ intellectual history.  In recent weeks, there have Read more