There has been a huge controversy about mainstream vs. heterodox economics and economists boiling on the web. But one thing I've not seen is a statement of what the heterodox actually want. Quotas? Sympathy? The abolition of journal rankings and the social science citation index? Jobs given out by lottery?
I know WHEN they want what they want (right about NOW, funk soul brother), but am just not sure WHAT is is they actually want.
Now I should say that I actually have some heterodox bones of my own and I understand the frustration of not getting one's work fully recognized. One line of my research attempts to show that political changes affect monetary policy in the US (clearly a heterodox proposition). An essay to that effect from my dissertation was published in the Journal of Monetary Economics in 1991. However, the paper was written in 1983 and rejected by at least 6 top journals in economics and political science (including an early rejection by the JME) before getting "in". I just kept cursing and revising and polishing the argument. Even after that "success" I couldn't get any follow ups published until Tony Caporale and I got a piece in the JLE in 1998. That seemed to open the door as we have also gotten such work in the JMCB and Political Analysis since.
So my homies from a heterodox planet, what shall we do?