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Friday Roundup: Ideology and Economics, Solar Energy, and Global Trends 2030

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Has the recession in the global economy made economists more fractious? According to a paper by a paper by Roger Gordon and Gordon Dahl, the field of macroeconomics is particularly rife with internal dissesnsion. However, Paul Krugman explains why he isn’t convinced in his post “Ideology and Economics.”  He concludes that the “field’s prestige and the support it receives comes from the perception that economists do indeed have useful advice to offer in times of depression.”

The New York Times Green Blog explores India’s recent and ambitious inroads into solar energy.

The US National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030 has the theme “Alternative World.” Among other things, what’s striking is the recurring topic of rising inequality. Read the entire report here.

And finally, stay tuned for more information on the state of the global economy as we launch the January edition of the Global Economic Prospects 2013 on Jan 15, 2013 at 8 P.M. EDT.

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