In Episode 3 of ACAAAWIAB, Neil and Phil explore how there is often a difference between what we say we believe and what we really believe. Maybe we participate in institutional religion and maybe we don’t, but either way we may find that aspects of our experience such as economics, science, or technology (or all three) begin to function as unofficial belief systems. We’ll discuss ideas by Roy Clouser, Bob Goudzwaard, John Rapley, Kenneth, Arrow, and David Graber who makes an encore appearance. (Editor’s note: when Phil was talking about Roy Clouser’s theory of religious dependency structures, he mistakenly called him Neil Clouser. Probably because he was talking to Neil at the time.)
In “Should I Really Care About This?” We’ll discover the important truth that orange juice and eggs are not just breakfast foods.
Beers appearing in this episode:
Cinderlands Brewing Monaca S’mores Stout
Einstok Icelandic White Ale
Kenneth Arrow's "Uncertainty and the Welfare Economics of Medical Care" (1963) can be found here.
John Rapley's "How Economics Became a Religion" (2017) in The Guardian