Saturday, August 5, 2017

Branko Milanovic — English language and American solipsism

This is true also of economics, which is dominated by Anglo-American conventional economics and British and American economists only read English. Add (un)professional solipsism to cultural. This is not only true of economics but other disciplines as well. The result is a biased view of Anglo-Americans, both the public and elites, including the political leadership.

Group think is related to this. It results from concentration on in-group discourse and ignoring out-group discourse. Conventional economics is another example of this type of biased approach.

Global Inequality
English language and American solipsism
Branko Milanovic | Visiting Presidential Professor at City University of New York Graduate Center and senior scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS), and formerly lead economist in the World Bank's research department and senior associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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