...then it seems to me you are grasping at straws in an effort to criticize mainstream economics.
Anyway, I don't personally think of the Solow model as a development model per se - it's a growth model. Obviously that's of interest to development economists, but presumably they're interested in more than just that.
It's a nice first approximation that more precise ideas collapse into under special conditions.
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