Political Economics

The political economics community is orientated around re-thinking our approach to economics, and the political institutions and policies needed to support a sustainable and pro-social economy.

Orthodox economics, in attempting to be dispassionate and scientific about our understanding of the economy, typically draws a line between it and the messier world of politics.  In reality, politics and economics are inevitably inter-woven and thus, when looking to solve real world problems, it makes little sense to separate the two.

This community seeks to tackle real problems that appear to be intractable.  The study of complex networks provides a new lens through which we, at Synthesis, aim to address both old problems and new puzzles.