The practical economist

Print edition : September 13, 2019

February 17, 1981: South Wales miners pickets outide the Nantgarw/Windsor Colliery near Caerphilly in South Wales. Under Margaret Thatcher, new laws allowed employers to sack strikers, reduced dismissal compensation, forbade workers to strike in support of others, repealed protections preventing courts seizing union funds, and made unions liable for huge financial penalties. Photo: The Hindu Archives

.June 1982: British Prime Minister with U.S. President Ronald Reagan during a summit in the Palace of Versailles, France. Photo: AP

The biography of the economist Ajit Singh is also the history of the tactics neoclassical economists have adopted all over the world to drive out reality-based heterodox economics.
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