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It's something economists don't like to discuss, but Hitler was actually the first leader of a major world power to put Keynesian economics into action, successfully.
There are too many things that economists don't like to discuss. In this case, it is politically inconvenient to discuss it, but political inconvenience should not be a factor in scientific discussions.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Nov 11th, 2005 at 11:39:28 AM EST
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Couldn't agree more.  Just ask Joan Robinson, who, some would say, was denied the Nobel Prize because she "sympathized" with some principles of Marxian thought.  Nevermind that she was an important economist.  There are more than a few members of the Thought Police of the Right in the field, just as there are from the Left in sociology.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Nov 11th, 2005 at 01:28:07 PM EST
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