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SACK THE ECONOMISTS and disband their departments by [Davies, Geoff]
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Mainstream economists completely failed to anticipate the financial market crash of 2007-8. They then called it an unforeseeable event. This is a clear admission that they don’t understand how economies work. Yet many non-mainstream, marginalised economists gave clear warning of the approaching crash. This book shows how mainstream economics has not one but many fundamental flaws. It is not a science, it is pseudo-science. It lacks scholarly rigour and integrity. Once you understand this, it is not a mystery why the mainstreamers missed the approaching crash, nor why wealth is so unequally distributed, why we are so materialistic and unfulfilled, and why the planet is being destroyed. But modern knowledge and systems ideas reveal market economies to be self-organising systems, and they can be managed to support dignified livelihoods in equitable societies that can survive into the indefinite future, with nature thriving along with them.

'This book raises many interesting questions, most importantly, why does anyone take
economists seriously when it comes to discussing the economy?'
- Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington D.C.

'Geoff Davies has a very good idea. Economics has locked itself into an intellectual cul-desac.Even its failure to anticipate the global economic crisis was not enough to force it out.
So let’s sack the economists and let real scientists take over this vital but currently
dangerous discipline.'
- Steve Keen, Economist and author of the popular book Debunking Economics.

'With delightful wit and insightful analogies, geophysicist Geoff Davies dissects the
inconsistencies — and the inanities — of mainstream economics.'
- Sam Pizzigati, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C., and author of The Rich
Don’t Always Win.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2192 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BWM Books (19 November 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0992360358
  • ISBN-13: 978-0992360351
  • ASIN: B00GS01GE0
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,232 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Geoff Davies takes economists to task in terms far more polite than many of us would prefer.
But perhaps that's what makes his book such an engaging read - you can agree with him and substitute
your own more virulent adjectivs as you go along. I have long believed that economics is more a cult than
a science. They are always predicting doom and disaster (except when it happens) and then climbing down from
the hilltop to explain why they got it wrong this time (It was unpredictable) but just wait till, um, some
other time. Truth is, they try to measure human nature and it doesn't fit their definitions.
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book by Geoff Davies. The apolitical comments he makes are quite sobering and hopefully our politicians will read this book and not just follow their ideological view of the world which clearly won't benefit us or our children into the future. It's clearly time to look at new ways of dealing with the unique economic and social problems we are now facing and particularly over the next few years. This book is a must read for people who are concerned about the future.
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Ok so they are educated to believe that, just as doctors are educated to believe that health through nutrition is Junk science and main stream media and corporations confirm the view that avarice is a desirable human trait. No a very good read. Well worth it
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5.0 out of 5 stars who has taken a great deal of interest in monetary systems 13 September 2014
By Pedro Wilhelm - Published on Amazon.com
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The author is a world class scientist, who has taken a great deal of interest in monetary systems, banks, and all that passes as economics..

A very interesting and penetrating critique of those who advise (economists) those who do not know (politicians), and from which so much turmoil and havoc are created. Written from a scientific perspective, but easily readable, and very informative

Economics certainly has more to do with arts, than rigorous scientific studies, and the shortcomings are many and articulated very clearly.
But more importantly, new answers to the present dilemmas facing the global financial system are provided.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent author and relevent title. 1 February 2014
By Ronald Bastian - Published on Amazon.com
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Dr Davies is a "here-and-now" writer as his recent works, including this one, explains in clear and simple parables how the current economists have been getting it so wrong but appear to be in denial at the expense of us all
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This book, as well as his previous books, are, in my opinion, to be regarded as "must-reads" for those of us who have a keen and unbiased interest in economics and politics. His writing is designed for those who need to understand how we can bring back "common- sense" solutions to the current chaotic financial mess that gave us the GFC.
4.0 out of 5 stars And we let these people run our economies? 12 September 2014
By Dr. Niall McLaren - Published on Amazon.com
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Starts out as an opinionated roar of rage, then settles into his stride and strips the nonsense from this most pretentious of pseudosciences. An excellent example of how a complete outsider can see through the high-sounding verbiage to expose the fallacies at the core of this destructive industry. I would make every parliamentarian and congressman read it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Davies Nails It! 9 January 2014
By Randall Bellamy - Published on Amazon.com
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In general accordance with the astute and specific obsrvations of Steve Keen, Geoff Davies provides plenty of reasons for doing just what his book's title prescribes. To have not included debt in their economic models is profoundly ignorant behavior by the near totality of the world's "economists", indicating truly sheepish mentality and deficiencies of both intellect and courage.
5.0 out of 5 stars ECONOMISTS, START THINKING 3 February 2014
By Luis Maldonado Lince - Published on Amazon.com
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A brilliantly developed logic. Common sense doesnt make dents in doctrine or ideology diferences, except to promote debate and fruitful interchange of ideas. This is the purpose of this book. Put prejudice away and read it. You will not regret the effort.