Yochai Benkler on the End of Universal Rationality

How the myth of wholly self-interested individuals is holding us back

Edge is one of my favourite online newsletters, and I really wish I had more time to read each issue. Issue 279 has a great essay/video by Yochai Benkler, co-direcetor of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He discusses the gradual (though far from complete) abandonment of the self-interest-maximizing homo economicus over the last fifteen to twenty years, focusing on sociology, management practices and poli-sci (in addition, obviously, to economics).

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