2201. State and economics

quoted in Haring, Power and Economics.

During the war, the Department of War and the Navy insisted on
changes in the economics curriculum that the AEA felt obliged to institute. The association reformed economics education from college-level to PhD degree, enshrining the new interpretation of economics. The AEA also became involved in rebuilding and reshaping economics education in the devastated areas overseas. The US contributed free books and copies of the American Economic Review along with lists of recommended texts and cash donations to scholarly libraries in Europe and East Asia. The association was charged with revising curricula and rehabilitating and vetting faculties in the defeated nations (Bernstein 2001).

Seems to me thta any serious attempt to write a new textbook needs to give an honest view if this remarkable pst.


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