Licence to be Bad

We were probably all told as children to share and not be selfish.  This contrasts with economic theory that assumes self-interest as the norm. And research has suggested that assumption affects the morals of economic graduates. 

But could economics have had influence on the selfishness of society more broadly or at least the acceptance of it? Jonathan Aldred thinks so and offers an explanation why in his new book. The Mint caught up with him to find out more.

Listen to the full interview here: 24:25 min

Jonathan Aldred

Jonathan Aldred is a Fellow and Director of Studies at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

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