I have added an update on December 31, 2015 at the end of to this earlier post.
The earlier post read...
One of the things I look forward to in 2015 is revising The Economics Anti-Textbook. We have submitted a proposal for the revision to Zed Books. If all goes well, a new edition should be ready about a year from now.
In the meantime, Tony Myatt and Brian MacLean are working on the first draft of The Macroeconomics Anti-Textbook. We're hoping that both books can be launched at the same time. Stay tuned.
Update: due to a serious spinal cord injury earlier this year, I will be unable to begin work on the new edition until the summer of 2016. I hope that the revised edition can appear in early 2017.
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1 month ago
I really wish you guys could put together an economics textbook that corrects all the problems you identify. The field desperately needs such an effort!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comment. There are some books that do try a different approach, with some success. For example, in my own classes, have been using the "Microeconomics in Context" book by Neva Goodwin, (and others), published by ME Sharpe. Its contents are a big improvement over the usual mainstream text, I think. There is a new book published in the USA by Dollars & Sense: Microeconomics: Individual choice in communities, by Gerald Friedman, that looks good.ReplyDelete
Are there any more updates on the Macroeconomics Anti-textbook? I attend what is considered a heterodox school at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and books like the Economics Anti-Textbook really help me understand what my professors are talking about.ReplyDelete
Sorry for the late reply. ( I've been in the hospital for the last six months and I'm still there. ) while I am not involved in the macroeconomics project, I understand that progress on it has been excruciatingly slow. I hope that some serious writing on it will begin in 2016. My injury will also delay the appearance Of the second edition of the first book.Delete
Hope you get better soon.Delete
Best wishes for your recovery. Looking forward to the new edition (Micro) and the new book (Macro)ReplyDelete