Sex, Economics And Austerity

Was Keynes less of an economist because he was gay and childless? Niall Ferguson’s claim has a long history. Schumpeter said much the same in 1946. Ferguson and Schumpeter reach the wrong conclusions, but have the right instincts: there is a lot of sex in economics. “Economics is not a morally neutral science but rather is intimately connected with questions about what we want from life, including the type of sex we want to have” (1,960 words)

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