|Markets? What Markets? When Philosophy meets Agora.|
6 October Markets? What Markets? When Philosophy meets Agora - Joffre Balce
What is philosophy? What is economics? We take these terms for granted? For the laity, there are those who look disparagingly at both fields it but while looking down on them seem to desperately attempt to be philosophers & economists. It is only fair they do, however, because philosophy and economics have heaps to do with their lives – from the rhetoric of policymakers and regulators and the technocrats and analysts that feed them the theories and information. How much do we understand their messages in these times of the uncertainty in the environment and the marketplace which has grown over the decades into a global concern? If we knew what the politicians and the economists know in the work of crafting a vital aspect of our social infrastructure, would we still decide and act the way we do?
• 50 would be women, 50 would be men
• 33 would be Christians
Honestly, would you want the island ruled on the basis of a majority who will decide what to eat, clothes, housing, where to live, what livelihoods will be more important and therefore paid more as well as other norms of social interaction? Or will you appeal to a common sense of humanity that we are born with equal entitlements to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness?
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