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Truth and Freedom in Economic Analysis and Economic Policy Making
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Economic researchers and policy makers often make errors of fact and interpretation that undermine the pursuit of truth and freedom. These mistakes often arise when economists put careerism above principle or rely on mathematical techniques that obscure the connections between truth and freedom.



Other Independent Review articles by Robert Higgs
    Summer 2015   Gross Domestic Product—an Index of Economic Welfare or a Meaningless Metric?
    Spring 2015   Compassion—a Critical Factor for Attaining and Maintaining a Free Society
    Winter 2015   Tolstoy’s Manifesto on the State, Christian Anarchy, and Pacifism
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Volume 17 Number 3
Winter 2013

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