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If non-Europeans are not invited then please ignore the rest of this post.

If you are uninterested in actual NEW (zounds!) economic ideas, analysis, and policies then please ignore the rest of this post.  I make this point only because I've been bitten too many times over too many years by people claiming they want new ideas when what they really want are their old concepts in a fancy new wrapper.



Santa Fe Institute: Studies of Complexity Addison-Wesley.

Vol. V The Economy as an Evolving Complex System. P. W. Anderson, K. Arrow, D. Pines.  1988.

Vol.XIX Complexity: Metaphors, Models, and Reality. G. Cowan, D. Pines, and D. Meltzer. 1994.


Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos. M. Mitchell Waldrop. Simon and Schuster, New York, London, & etc. 1992.  

Complexification: Explaining a Paradoxical World Through the Science of Surprise.  John L. Casti. HarperPerennial, New York. 1995.

Chaos: Making a New Science. James Gleick. Penquin Group, London, & etc.  1987.


Steve Keen author of Debunking Economics.  I wish to particulary draw your attention to this article.  I suggest someone who can speak or read French (not me, alas) get in touch with the PAE.

There is a link to Paul Omerond's (Death of Economics, Butterfly Economics)website in the above but I'm going to break it out a specific link for emphasis.  

It is time and past time for us, the Left, to move into the 21st Century and junk the intellectual stagnation from the bloody-be-damned fixation with the 19th Century.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Mon Jul 25th, 2005 at 10:37:26 PM EST
Thank you ATinNM!

more tasty reading.  I'm going to plug Cosma Shalizi again -- who works at a Center for the Study of Complex Systems.  google for Three Toed Sloth.

from economies to the human body to ecosystems, the discoveries of our generation seem to be consistently that "things are far more complex and nonlinear than we thought" and that Cartesian reductionism is a clumsy hammer w/which to tinker with delicate clockwork.

whether we'll survive our infatuation with the 19th century is another matter -- its tropes and memes seem to have such a hold on our imagination that we are, literally, willing to die rather than let go of them...

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...

by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Tue Jul 26th, 2005 at 12:38:29 AM EST
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This one is an easy read but breath-taking in insight and scope:

Dark Age Ahead.  Jane Jacobs. Random House, New York.  2004.

Jane Jacobs is one smart and wise lady and when she speaks I listen very carefully.  Most of the material in the above references are covered, albeit in an informal manner.

If you read nothing else: Read This Book.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Jul 26th, 2005 at 01:52:59 PM EST
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It would make a nice diary, maybe even with some other stuff from the material you cited.
by hesk on Tue Jul 26th, 2005 at 09:01:44 PM EST
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