Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Adjacent Possible

I did this interview with The Adjacent Possible about economics and science fiction ...

PS: By the way, there's a bit at the end where it sounds like the UK General Election was in 2008, though it was actually 2010. I really just meant things were starting to go Tory and weird around that time. E.g. that posh racist MP off Have I Got News For You? was suddenly London Mayor.

PPS: And an addendum to the bit about how economists construe "demand": maybe you can also think of payoffs within game theory and mechanism design as an alternative / complementary way in which economics tries to think through desire and satisfaction with a bit more nuance and granularity.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for doing this Jo, it's really terrific and has generated lots of discussion and comments.