Economic Man vs Humanity

2018, 7 minutes

An economist, a songwriter and a puppet designer walked into a recording studio. What came out? An economics puppet rap battle, of course.

Dissatisfied with the model of man presented in their economics lesson, three students visit their professor and embark on a rap battle to debate the very nature of humankind. While the professor argues that Economic Man – a rational, self-interested, money-driven being – serves the theory well, the students counter that a more nuanced portrait reflecting community, generosity and uncertainty is now essential. A musical puppet adventure challenging the heart of outdated economic thinking ensues.

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