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A bit of background

Rethinking Economics Australia is the Australian branch of Rethinking Economics, committed to pluralism in economic discourse and education. We are a collection of students, professionals, educators and researchers that want to reform not only how economics is approached in the Australian context, but globally as well.

Rethinking Economics challenges the narrow orthodoxy and promotes a broad range of views and discussion.  Through seminars and educational programs we promote economic literacy and debate. There are many alternative narratives, and we are not bound to pursue failed policies that endanger society and the environment. We can choose, but first we must understand.

Rethinking Economics is not aligned to any political party, and encourages a broad diversity of contributions. We welcome your participation. Students and student groups, academics, and anyone who is interested in being involved in REA are invited to become a member, and join a movement committed to socially just and environmentally sustainable economic order.

The use of mathematics has brought rigor to economics. Unfortunately, it has also brought mortis.
— attributed to Robert Heilbroner
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2018-06-23T16:36:44+09:30
The use of mathematics has brought rigor to economics. Unfortunately, it has also brought mortis. — attributed to Robert Heilbroner
We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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2018-06-23T16:14:55+09:30
We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics. ― Franklin D. Roosevelt
When an economist says the evidence is “mixed” he or she means that theory says one thing and data says the opposite.
Attributed to Richard Thaler
Rethinking Economics Australia
2018-06-23T16:55:27+09:30
When an economist says the evidence is “mixed” he or she means that theory says one thing and data says the opposite. — Attributed to Richard Thaler
Economics is the only field in which two people can get a Nobel Prize for saying exactly the opposite thing.

Anon
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2018-06-23T16:39:47+09:30
Economics is the only field in which two people can get a Nobel Prize for saying exactly the opposite thing. — Anon

The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.

— Joan Robinson

Rethinking Economics Australia
2021-02-19T11:53:53+10:30
The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists. — Joan Robinson
Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.
Kenneth E. Boulding
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2018-06-23T16:30:07+09:30
Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist. ― Kenneth E. Boulding
In economics, the majority is always wrong.
John Kenneth Galbraith
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2018-06-23T16:10:15+09:30
In economics, the majority is always wrong. ― John Kenneth Galbraith
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