In “The Economic Theory of Utility” (CUA Primer, pages 50–51), Amartya Sen criticizes the view that the only thing that motivates people is self-interest. He calls this view the economic theory of utility. Sen here approaches the subject by emphasizing two themes: First, he says this mistaken view of people has held too much too prevalent in the field of economics. (By the way, CUA’s Busch School of Business and Economics offers a richer view in its mission statement.) Second, Sen says that when some economic thinkers present entirely self-interested action as the definition of rationality, they are giving a needlessly impoverished portrayal of human beings and their rationality. He says that the true picture is much richer. In what ways do you think that human beings are more complex that the economic view of utility suggests? How might a richer view combine the selfishness we see in people with the things we see in them that are better? How might a richer view of human beings influence the way we act in economic matters?