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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
    Fall 2014   Ronald Coase, Anomalous Superstar of the Economics Profession
    Summer 2014   The Fed’s Immiseration of People Who Live on Interest Earnings
    Spring 2014   The Salmon Trap: An Analogy for People’s Entrapment by the State
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Volume 17 Number 3
Winter 2013

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