VOL. 3, NO. 3, PGS. 18–27


The Driving Forces of Capitalism
A conversation with Christoph Deutschmann

This interview was conducted by Javier Toro.

Christoph Deutschmann is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Tübingen. His latest book is Disembedded Markets: Economic Theology and Global Capitalism.

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What is economic growth? Why is it important?

Economists usually define growth as the growth of the “real social product” per capita. The “real social product”, however, is a statistical artefact with little empirical content. Actually, it consists of a vast totality of inconceivably heterogeneous products and services —cars, electricity, therapy hours, bananas, etc. Moreover, the composition of [...]

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