The Briar Patch: A Star Trek Socioeconomics Podcast

The Briar Patch is a podcast from that uses Star Trek as a springboard for the discussion of socioeconomics. Hosts Guinevere Liberty Nell and Patrick Devlin take you into the exploration of societies, political theory, economics, and more through a Star Trek lens.


episode 7: Humans Were a Lot Worse

The Ferengi.

They are a race that believes in capitalism over anything else. But does that mean they are only self serving? Does selfishness make for better business or is it wiser to meet the needs of your customer better with a better product? If you corner a market, is it then easier to offer bad products at higher prices?

In this episode of The Briar Patch, hosts Patrick Devlin and Guinevere Liberty Nell discuss the Ferengi and why—despite knowing that they are swindlers—people continue to do business with them.

Guinevere Liberty Nell and Patrick Devlin

Guinevere Liberty Nell (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)


 2017-12-10  1h30m