Three students challenge outdated economics by debating with their professor about the nature of humankind, with rap and puppetry. This animated film is a collaboration between economist Kate Raworth, puppet designer Emma Powell and song writer Simon Panrucker. The critique of rational economic man is based on chapter 3 of Kate Raworth's book Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist.
Check out the complete lyrics of the rap, with fully footnoted references to key economics texts, quotes and concepts.
And if you want to rap your own critique of economics here's the backing track, shared in the creative commons: CC-BY-SA.
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