By William K. Black
May 15, 2016 Bloomington, MN
In this first installment I discuss the unacknowledged contradiction that lies at the core of the two meta-myths in the preface to N. Gregory Mankiw’s textbooks. Mankiw is among the leading providers of introductory economics textbooks. In his preface to these volumes he preaches his first meta-myth in his first substantive sentence about economics.