On the philosophy of the new kiosk economics of everything

Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (3):219-230 (2012)
The article suggests a list of principles that guide this new genre of popular writing in and on economics: the new kiosk economics of everything. These well-selling books seek to show how the simple ideas of economics are able to reveal hidden mechanisms that unify a surprising variety of everyday phenomena and by doing so entertain their readers and improve the public image of economics. It is also argued that there is a special limited sense in which this qualifies as scientific imperialism
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 9,357
External links
  • Through your library Configure
    References found in this work BETA
    U. Maki (2001). Explanatory Unification: Double and Doubtful. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 31 (4):488-506.
    Uskali Mäki (2009). Economics Imperialism: Concept and Constraints. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39 (3):351-380.
    Citations of this work BETA

    No citations found.

    Similar books and articles
    Uskali Mäki (1996). Two Portraits of Economics. Journal of Economic Methodology 3 (1):1-38.
    Diane Coyle (2012). The Paradox of Popularity in Economics. Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (3):187-192.
    Uskali Mäki (1988). Realism, Economics, and Rhetoric. Economics and Philosophy 4 (01):167-.
    Daniel M. Hausman, Philosophy of Economics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

    Monthly downloads

    Added to index


    Total downloads

    3 ( #223,982 of 1,088,404 )

    Recent downloads (6 months)

    2 ( #42,750 of 1,088,404 )

    How can I increase my downloads?

    My notes
    Sign in to use this feature

    Start a new thread
    There  are no threads in this forum
    Nothing in this forum yet.