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From white-washing to uncovering secrets: this week's research quest for the history of biography

My research quest this week has been to try to better explain the shift from respectful, white-washed biographies of the Victorian-era to the biographical preoccupation by the late-twentieth century with uncovering secrets. 558 more words

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Economics after the Crash: What Should Students be Taught?

Robert Skidelsky’s concluding remarks at the Post-Keynesian conference in Kansas City, tracked some clear principles toward which economic education should evolve. First of all, it has to be recognized that today there is a diffused discontent on how economics is taught, especially for two facts: it does not describe the┬ácontemporary economic reality and it does not provide the framework for a true economic debate, which is an essential pillar for every democratic society. 817 more words