Economics and the Experts

  • Andrew Gamble
  • Paul Walton
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Part of the Critical Social Studies book series

Abstract

The professional experts on inflation, the economists, have long preened themselves on the scientific nature of their enquiries. For two hundred years, ever since Adam Smith published The Wealth of Nations, economists have been busy refining concepts, gathering facts, constructing models, and laying claim to be practitioners of the most rigorous and scientific of all the social sciences. From being a despised and vulgar utilitarian branch of knowledge economics has risen, side by side with industry, to become one of the most acceptable academic disciplines.

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  • Paul Walton

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