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The Rand Portcullis and PAE
These days people like to call neoclassical economics ‘mainstream economics’ because most universities offer nothing else. The name also backhandedly stigmatizes as oddball, flaky, deviant, disreputable, perhaps un-American, those economists who venture beyond the narrow confines of the neoclassical axioms. In an attempt to understand how this has happened, the first half of this article very roughly traces the strange history of economics from the 1870s through to the recent challenge to the neoclassical hegemony from the Post-Autistic Economics movement, henceforth PAE. The second half surveys some of the substantive dimensions of PAE, a movement that began in Paris in the summer of 2000 and now involves thousands of economists worldwide in a long-term effort to free economics from its neoclassical straitjacket.