Critics of economics abound. The criticisms have become more pointed since the financial and economic disaster that started in 2007 and promises to trouble us for years to come yet. But the critics often take unproductive approaches. I came across an excellent post by Diane Coyle today, on exactly the topic of how to criticize economics. In it, I also noticed a link to a previous good post by Chris Dillow.
All in all, I spent a rewarding period of time in reading these posts today and following their links, so I wanted to note this here. I am also looking forward to the review by Coyle of Mirowski’s new book, which she promises in her post is forthcoming soon.