Economic man or beast?

Can a drug addict be rationally addicted? And when is a factory worker like a worker ant?

In the last of a special series on the history of economics, Michael Blastland looks at the mysteries of human behaviour, asking if our sympathies and mood swings can do more to explain our economic fortunes than the apparent logic of economic law.

Are we economic man or economic beast?

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18 minutes

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Thu 19 May 2011 11:32 GMT

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