The Invisible Paw

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Economists sometimes call humans Homo economicus because of our ability to trade, create markets, and respond rationally to supply and demand. But what if we’re not the only economic animals? (Photo: Creative Commons)

Season 7, Episode 40

Humans, it has long been thought, are the only animal to engage in economic activity. But what if we’ve had it exactly backward?

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “The Invisible Paw” and “There’s No Such Thing as a Free Appetizer.”

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