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Feminist economist extraordinaire Susan Feiner is finally blogging. According to her bio, the professor of women’s studies and economics at the University of Southern Maine is apparently “now writing almost exclusively for a wider pubic audience.”

The site is relatively new, but she’s already made several convincing points about the value of this little sub-discipline. Check out this witty transcript of an imaginary panel discussion between women’s studies and economics, and a continuation on feminist fiscal policy.

WS: “Basically you’re saying that economists’ professional training ensures that they are “socialized” to a world view in which markets are right and government intervention is wrong? Whatever outcomes we observe in the world are the result of individual choices?”

E: That’s right. This makes the connection to women’s studies all the more important. Economics is really out of it these days. The phrase “faith based” comes to mind.


Written by Allison

31 May 2008 at 2:32 pm

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