from Twitter 10 September 2017:
What is the precise scientific claim of my book *Philosophy of Economics* (Routledge 1989) to the Sverige Riksbank Economics Nobel prize? It is that I detected & corrected central errors in the work of Hicks and Arrow, two greats of 20thC economics, who were early winners in 1972…. And both Hicks and Arrow graciously agreed to my criticism… perhaps even admitted the errors…
Three other early winners, Hayek 1974, Friedman 1976, Schultz 1979, supported my work even more strongly: the last two stood as witnesses! Yes
#BankofSweden @NobelPrize I bet you didn’t know your early winners Friedman 1976 Schultz 1979 testified on my behalf in US Federal Court!
So I end up using Twitter to say all this? Yes… ongoing battles against racism in America, corruption in India…!
It is thanks to the Internet my 1989 *Philosophy of Economics* survived the vicious attack against it in America…And Sidney Alexander, contemporary of Samuelson, teacher of Solow, in 1985 found an ally in my work…Alexander and I were pirate ships blowing holes in the positivist Armada of “social choice theory” etc, sinking it permanently…
The incoherence confusion dogmatism irrelevance of a lot of academic economics today dissipates thanks to my 1989 Philosophy of Economics. If
#BankofSweden @NobelPrize wants to reduce the incoherence of economics let it read the Zinn review below in German & English