3 Things to Consider when Rethinking Economics
By Dennis Venter
If you are a student, professional or activist thinking outside of the box to address the questions of our time, then this is for you. Today, at Rethinking Economics Australia, we’ve launched a new blog publication; a shared space where we give respect and exposure to people like you. Join us in rethinking economics for a better tomorrow!
How to rethink economics
Rethinking starts by asking the right questions. Here are three things that will send you off in the right direction.
1 Technology, industries, products, institutions, policies… all of these things are changing our world.
2 Explaining the way you and I respond to these changes is a little bit tricky.
3 It is tricky because:
On the individual level, we are smart and dynamic.
On the collective level, our lives are linked to ever-changing social and cultural systems.
Given this colorful mess, can we really reduce the individual and all of their dynamic needs to a “representative consumer”? Can we reduce our way of life to a couple of lines in a graph? Can we reduce our world to a bunch of models in a textbook?
Let’s go on a new adventure, outside of the solutions provided by the mainstream. We invite you to share your thoughts with your fellow rethinkers! Together, we embark on a journey through the world of pluralism and beyond.
If you are interested in contributing, please visit our How to Submit page. We look forward to reviewing your submission.