"So, first of all, my basic reaction to discussions about What Minsky Really Meant — and, similarly, to discussions about What Keynes Really Meant — is, I Don’t Care. I mean, intellectual history is a fine endeavor. But for working economists the reason to read old books is for insight, not authority; if something Keynes or Minsky said helps crystallize an idea in your mind — and there’s a lot of that in both mens’ writing — that’s really good, but if where you take the idea is very different from what the great man said somewhere else in his book, so what? This is economics, not Talmudic scholarship."
É inimaginável, nos dias de hoje, receber emails de colegas de profissão ressaltando o que Keynes, Marx, e o coelhinho da páscoa falaram sobre determinado assunto em economia. Porém, eles insistem em "cair" na lixeira de meu email, e são muitos!