I wish I could completely skip Marx... does that make me a bad person? I suppose I shouldn't. A few in the department would probably be miffed too if they found out.
UPDATE: So before I get in trouble from David Henderson's gracious boosting of my signal (plus a neat story!), Marx will of course be taught. That was half poking Unlearningecon from a conversation this morning and half just wishing I had more time to talk about other things that I'd like to. There's actually a lot of good modern heterodox work based on Marx that makes a valuable contribution, and some of the best people out there to teach that are at American University so it would certainly be a waste to not point students in that direction. And of course Marx gets at some ideas that Keynes will later develop, although not in quite as sophisticated a fashion.