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. . . but it wasn't what I thought it was.
I thought it was a handbook for how to study economics for those who wanted a really good education in the field: what books to read, what order to read them in, what sites to follow, what math courses to take and in what order, what government and business reports you need to keep up with if you want to remain current.
Nothing of the kind! Instead, it's a summary of the major ideological shifts and controversies that have been happening in academic economics for the last 50 years or so. In other words, approaches to economics that you'll want to know a couple of things about if you're about to enter graduate school.
But most of it is obvious and will be gotten from even a garden-variety economics text for freshmen. Did you know, for example, that there is a big paradigmatic rift between Austrians and Keynesians?
Only about 50 pages, by the way. More of an esay.
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Paul T. Heyne (2 November 1931 – 9 March 2000) was a lecturer in economics for nearly a quarter century at the University of Washington in Seattle, United States.
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