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Topic: Academic critique

Academic critique examines the assumptions, methods, and biases embedded within scholarly disciplines and institutions.

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The podcast episodes discuss academic critiques of various topics, particularly in the realm of economics and personal productivity.

In Ep. 299: Our Love/Hate Relationship with Personal Productivity, Cal Newport explores the rise of academic deconstructions and critiques of productivity, especially from Marxist and postmodern perspectives.

Similarly, in Confronting Neoclassical Economics, the podcast discusses the limitations of neoclassical economics and the need for alternative economic theories, highlighting the critique of the academic establishment for perpetuating the neoclassical orthodoxy and marginalizing alternative perspectives.

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