The Anti-Samuelson

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Paul Samuelson’s textbook is used in introductory economics courses all over the world, and this monumental critique analyzes Samuelson’s arguments step-by-step and shows the degree to which they have led to disastrous misconceptions:

Linder’s two-volume study, long-awaited in this country, is an alternative reader for every economics student who wants to become aware of the intricate problems of his discipline in a concrete manner. Unlike other political critiques of apolitical economics  (which Samuelson’s economic theory considers itself), Linder’s book does not rely on a mere methodological critique of a programmetical nature. The argument is developed in such a way as to follow closely Samuelson’s own presentations, and is a very concrete attemptat a critical understanding and re-interpretation of Samuelson’s conclusion.

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