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Beatrice Cherrier: Should Economic Models Be Realistic?

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11/ thousands of pages have been written to try to characterize Friedman’s stance (instrumentalism, falsificationism, positivism, causal realism, pragmatism). Yet to me, how the various statements taken from F53 were read is more important than what Friedman meant

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11/ thousands of pages have been written to try to characterize Friedman’s stance (instrumentalism, falsificationism, positivism, causal realism, pragmatism). Yet to me, how the various statements taken from F53 were read is more important than what Friedman meant

Miles Kimball
Miles Kimball is Professor of Economics and Survey Research at the University of Michigan. Politically, Miles is an independent who grew up in an apolitical family. He holds many strong opinions—open to revision in response to cogent arguments—that do not line up neatly with either the Republican or Democratic Party.

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