Volume 46, Issue 2, July 2020
Gábor István Bíró
Toward a Postcritical Economics: A Comment on Michael Polanyi’s “What to Believe”
“What to Believe” is an important, short Polanyi piece that illuminates fiduciary and postcritical elements permeating various parts of his scholarship. This paper explores how Polanyi’s message about understanding, believing, and belonging developed in “What to Believe” fits into Polanyi’s economic liberalism. It discusses its relevance for his views about agents, markets, and the desirable methods of inquiry into the economy, and ends with reflections on the seeds of this new perspective in his earlier economics film project and its influence on Polanyi’s concept of economics.