Most popular posts of 2012

It’s that time again. The most popular posts on this blog are somewhat surprising – who would have thought the character and methodology of economics was such a draw? The top 10 of 2012 were:

1. A macroeconomist tells me off – read, presumably, by the tribes of Paul Krugman admirers, as many of them took the time to tell me off again in their comments

2. The Enlightened Economist Prize – won by Ariel Rubinstein’s [amazon_link id=”1906924775″ target=”_blank” ]Economic Fables[/amazon_link]

[amazon_image id=”1906924775″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Economic Fables[/amazon_image]

3. Tribes of economists – about the divisions in the profession

4. The assumptions economists make – a review of the [amazon_link id=”0674052269″ target=”_blank” ]book of the same title[/amazon_link] by Jonathan Schlefer

[amazon_image id=”0674052269″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Assumptions Economists Make[/amazon_image]

5. Oh no, not happiness again – one of my rants against targeting ‘happiness’, required all-too-frequently

6. Unicorns, Higgs Bosons and macroeconomics – a write-up of an international symposium on the state of macro

7. Teaching humans to be economists – a trailer for the conference I organised in early 2012 on the teaching of economics, whose papers are collected in [amazon_link id=”1907994041″ target=”_blank” ]What’s The Use of Economics[/amazon_link]

[amazon_image id=”1907994041″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]What’s the Use of Economics?: Teaching the Dismal Science After the Crisis[/amazon_image]

8. Romantic nihilism – more on the anti-growth, ‘happiness’ bandwagon, linked to my book [amazon_link id=”0691156298″ target=”_blank” ]The Economics of Enough[/amazon_link]

[amazon_image id=”0691156298″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters[/amazon_image]

9. A mess beyond fixing? – a review of Robert Peston’s book [amazon_link id=”1444757091″ target=”_blank” ]How Do We Fix This Mess?[/amazon_link]

[amazon_image id=”1444757091″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]How Do We Fix This Mess?: The Economic Price of Having it All, and the Route to Lasting Prosperity[/amazon_image]

10. American plutocracy – the evidence – linked to Martin Gilens’ book, [amazon_link id=”0691153973″ target=”_blank” ]Affluence & Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America [/amazon_link]

[amazon_image id=”0691153973″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Affluence and Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America (Russell Sage Foundation Copub)[/amazon_image]