Blair Fix

Blair Fix

What was the nature of their innovation and how did it contribute to humankind? By borrowing findings from sociology, history and evolutionary biology, Blair Fix argues convincingly that current economic models completely lack the perspective of group competition, and thus individual motives for collaboration within groups. Blair Fix gives theoretical and historical evidence that human beings do not usually compete as the utility maximising 'asocial primates' most economists mistake them for, but only in very specific circumstances. According to his findings, institutions like states, markets and firms serve less to enable but rather to suppress competition between individuals, in order to maximise group performance and allow a group to successfully compete against other groups. His findings throw the spotlight on one of the major blind spots in economics and disqualify most neoclassical and neoliberal economic models as unscientific oversimplification or mere ideology.


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