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Theoretical and Applied Economics
No. 10 / 2008 (527)

The cycles of the dilemma

„Society does worse in manipulating its myths
than myths do in manipulating society.”
Edgar Morin

From a principled point of view it is hard to establish the cause of the present economical crisis. And this not just because it is a global crisis. The analyses, from the scholarly to the emotional, blame everything on an excess of the human nature: greed. Searching for facts is a way of avoiding the possibility of looking for the root of the causes.

The dilemmatic part in the identification of the cause cannot be hidden. In fact, it is a double dilemma: should the cause be searched for in the murkiness of human nature or in the excrescences of human behavior? If we're attracted by emotional explanations, with a moralizing finality, we lose ourselves in the meanders of the first dilemmatic territory. If we strive to keep contact with the rational then we venture on the intricate paths of the second dilemmatic realm.

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