Mainstream economists tend to pride themselves on the discipline's
resemblance to science. But growing concerns about the reproducibility of economic research are undermining that source of legitimacy. These concerns have fueled renewed interest in another aspect of economic thought: its narrative nature. When presenting or framing their work, neoliberal economists tend to tell stories about supply and demand, unintended consequences, and
transaction costs in order to justify certain policy positions. These stories often make sense, and warn policymakers against simplistic solutionism.
"Two Narratives of Platform Capitalism,"
Yale Law & Policy Review: Vol. 35
, Article 11.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylpr/vol35/iss1/11