Homo Economicus? What On Earth is That??

Malaysian Insider reported on Anwar’s Hari Raya message and came out with a word, Homo Economicus which got me totally stumped. Anyways not to spoil my Hari Raya mood, here is an excerpt of the report,

“Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today took advantage of the season’s festivity to reiterate his populist economic philosophy that national wealth must be shared among the rakyat.

The opposition leader said that “Malaysia is not mono-cultural”; as such, its economic growth and wealth must be understood and underscored by a wider meaning than is currently in practice.

“Wealth cannot revolve around the few, it should become the motivator to liberate society from oppression and tyranny. This is what we emphasise to be a human economy.

“An economy built on human principles of man as a moral being and not merely homo economicus who only prioritises one’s self,” he said in his Aidilfitri message today.”

Anwar also bid the rakyat to be patient for Pakatan Rakyat’s manifesto for change to be realised


One Response to Homo Economicus? What On Earth is That??

  1. Mark T. Market says:

    Similar to sentiments of Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute about the moral ideal of liberation.

    Nice read.

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