Faith, heresy and economic theory

Singh, Anshuman (2018) Faith, heresy and economic theory. Economic and Political Weekly, 53 (29). pp. 63-65. ISSN 2349-8846

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John Rapley’s recent book Twilight of the Money Gods: Economics as a Religion and How It All Went Wrong is a riveting tale of the development of economic thought. “This fundamental critique of economics,” writes Avinash Persaud in his review (“The Corruption of Economics,” EPW, 24 February 2018), “is a must-read for all.” I argue here that although this is indeed a very important book for our times, one cannot agree with the fi rst part of Persaud’s assessment.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Singh, Anshuman
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economics, Economic theory
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Public Policy and Governance
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