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I suspect the textbook market is too fractured and polluted by competing views on teaching and political agendas for that to do much good.  Everybody writes textbooks these days, because that's where the money is, and obviously professors are going to want their students to buy their textbooks.

I'm sure it's always been that way to some extent, but it used to be that Samuelson's textbook was quite common.

Although Krugman's intro texts are gaining some steam, as I understand it.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Jun 9th, 2010 at 08:40:42 AM EST
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If you want to change economics you do what the neo-libs did - find promising students, pay their way through college, give them privileged access to movers and shakers, and guide them until they're installed as the next generation of professors.

This is rather more expensive than producing a textbook, but it would be very much more effective.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Jun 9th, 2010 at 08:51:26 AM EST
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