Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Looking at the economic world as it really is

“Real-world” economists now have a whole Weblog of their own. They have just launched it at with a series of articles that look at the economic world as it really is.

There you’ll find answers to questions mostly ignored by U.S. media. For example:

-- What country in Latin America is expected to have record economic growth this year even though it ignored the advice of the IMF and the U.S. business press?

-- Why are the investment rules in the pending U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement “dangerous, outdated, and out of touch with most of the [non-U.S.] trade agreements in the world”?

The first article is by Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research; the second, by Kevin P. Gallagher, professor of international relations at Boston University..

The new Real-World Economics Review blog replaces the Website of the same name, which is an outgrowth of the “Post-Autistic Economics” movement, the pioneer in re-thinking conventional economics.

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