Neo-classical Economics and Neo-Darwinism: Clearing the Way for Historical Thinking

  • Elias L. Khalil


In his contributions to different fields of economics, Professor Robert L. Heilbroner has advanced many arguments, but the one which made the most lasting impression on me is his call to exploit the capabilities of economics for the study of large-scale historical change. His advice as a teacher was unambiguous: one should not seek guidance from neo-classical economics, since it is ahistorical. The great worldly philosophers of the not too distant past are the proper guides to follow. This calls for a return to an older tradition of grand visions of historical evolution.


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