So Paul Krugman asserts:
I can well imagine that it’s hard to be a conservative in some social sciences, but in economics, the obvious bias in things like acceptance of papers at major journals is towards, not against, a doctrinaire free-market view.
I doubt it. That is testable, I suppose; so long as one can find a workable definition of “doctrinaire free-market view.” But that’s besides the point. Anyway, I suspect Krugman is wrong. This is a subject — that is, bias for or against free-market outcomes in economics — I’ve written about before at TOTM.
It beggars belief when economists at Princeton, Harvard and Berkeley claim that they are lone voices in the wilderness boldly striking heterodox positions…
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