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  •  Where to get a PhD (0+ / 0-)

    Veblen could get a Phd at University of Utah, Colorado Boulding, UMassAmherst, Riverside California and  probably a few other places I can't think of offhand.

    BTW: the problem with economics is not econometrics (not that I am a great fan of econometrics) but of mathematics.

    Also, somebody said somewhere that Stiglitz characterized the entire profession as third rate minds. That's not quite what Stiglitz said. He made that comment in referenc to the type of graduate student who went to work for the IMF.

    Personally, I disagree. The IMF has some very bright people working with it. The problem is not a lack of intelligence but a narrowness in education and outlook.

    •  But then, you think... (0+ / 0-)

      That Veblen was influenced by Marx and Sumner ;-)

      I'll go with Stiglitz on this.

      Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool

      by techno on Fri Feb 23, 2007 at 01:15:48 PM PST

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