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This is a first draft, obviously still needs fleshing out. I'm surprised that it didn't exist yet, but since there is a category with the same name, it seems logical to also have an article on it. Lebanese blond 12:32, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
I'll keep doing some research (scholarly/journal articles encouraged!!!), and point out major characteristics.
If anyone has read Marx, Hayek, Friedman, von Mises, Keynes, and/or Adam Smith, your input would be very valued.
The suggestion for expansion here is good. One economist and his associated school of thought (idealism) not included above is that of Henry George. His seminal book is titled "Progress and Poverty" and is still being used. Macrocompassion (talk) 16:08, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
In looking at macroeconomics, the "Lesson" of Henry Hazlit "Economics in one Lesson" is that we need to consider more than one aspect in economics, several of which are interconnected and which influence each other. This is an ideology of analytic methods. Macrocompassion (talk) 16:08, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
Neutrality, language and citations
The distinct lack of inline citations renders the whole article problematic. It could well be a wholly personal, original work. The text should be, instead, full of citations and using text as it appears in the sources. For instance, "socialist state" is described and defined as "a state [that] will primarily concern itself with the welfare of its citizens," a description and a definition that is evidently not universal nor, at the very least, presented as the verifiable opinion of socialism's founders and prominent supporters. The subject of this entry in Wikipedia is of the highest importance but its treatment is seriously wanting in quality. -The Gnome (talk) 12:52, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
I wonder, what is the distinction between economic ideology and schools of economic thought? It can be argued that an ideology is not necessarily equivalent to a school of thought. However, if no difference exists in the content of the pages, then they should be merged (or since the other is somewhat more completed, this page should be removed). Thoughts? Bschaffa (talk) 06:04, 15 May 2017 (UTC)