The market dilemma and how people understand their role in society - EXPeditions

The market dilemma and how people understand their role in society

by Zoë Hitzig
  • Key point 1
    Society’s members aren’t necessarily conscious of the values that are intrinsic to the institutions with which they interact and that are legitimised by mathematics.
  • Key point 2
    Models created by experts influence how societies see themselves; for example, economic models influenced the development of market capitalism, which in turn influenced how people understand their role in society.
  • Key point 3
    Markets reinforce a view of society in which its members are single atomized individuals, rather than collectives of varying sizes.