Truth and Freedom in Economic Analysis and Economic Policy Making
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Winter 2012/13 issue of The Independent Review.
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.
Robert Higgs is Retired Senior Fellow in Political Economy, Founding Editor and former Editor at Large of The Independent Review.
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