THINGS HIDDEN 32: How Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory Informs Economics

THINGS HIDDEN! David Gornoski is joined by Q from Mimetic Value. How do we get valuable economic insights using the toolkit of Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory? How much of what we call identity is actually mimetic desire? Does mimesis dictate the value of an object? How has Jesus’ crucifixion led to the questioning of paradigms, even within the scientific community? How can we separate greed from envy in market economics, and how can we correct the anti-capitalist critique of socialism? How can we keep envy out of the marketplace? Watch the full podcast to find out and more.

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