"A story about the rise of the modern Think Tank and how in a very strange way they have made thinking impossible." That's the opening sentence of a long blog post by Adam Curtis, a British documentary film maker, about economic thinking behind Conservative Party policies in the UK. Curtis spices up his text with fascinating video footage of key figures, including Friedrich Hayek.
When is one theory better than the other? What is progress in economics? “The Kids” asked a dozen economists in the halls of the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, and we invite you to watch what they said. Read more
This is a friendly reminder to let you know that the deadline for grant applications is quickly approaching. The Institute for New Economic Thinking is looking forward to reviewing all grant applications, so if you have not yet submitted yours, please do so by September 15th 2011. Read more
The History of Economics Playground began life when a small group of young historians of economics created an independent blog. INET saw the opportunity to give their thoughtful ideas a wider audience, and the History of Economics Playground is now a featured blog on ineteconomics.org. Read more