Are Economists Like Dentists?

Dentist Cartoon    

Roger Backhouse has an interesting piece in the NY Times on how the economics profession has ignored "capitalism" for too long - it no longer even discusses economic systems.  According to Keynes "economists should become more like dentists: modest people who look at a small part of the body but remove a lot of pain".  However, Backhouse argues that we need more general practitioners! Click here to read more.

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