Tomas Sedlacek

is Chief Macroeconomic Strategist at CSOB. He is author of Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street (Oxford University Press, 2011) and teaches economic history and philosophy at Charles University, Prague. He is also a member of the group Narrative of Europe commissioned by Manuel Barroso and a council member of the World Economic Forum.


Treat economists like any religious minority, says Tomas Sedlacek. Grant them the right to say whatever they believe and the right to gather. But always be sceptical of the stories they tell. Just take the invisible hand of the market: it’s plain wishful thinking, like a prayer.

Im philosophischen Basislager

Roundtable discussion

Am Fusse des Monte Verità machen sich John Gray, Tomás Sedlácek und Nassim Nicholas Taleb Gedanken zu ökonomischen, politischen und religiösen Utopien. Das grosse Gespräch mit drei führenden Denkern über Voodoo-Ökonomie, unbefleckte Empfängnis und den Horror eines stressfreien Lebens.

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