Today we're here to inquire who actually enacts the world's economy—who are the ones who make it all go, so to speak....[goes on to suggest and consider a bunch of different types of people: lawyers, police, stock markets, academics, bureaucrats].... Also I suppose simply prices themeselves, and interest rates and the like. Which is to say simply the system itself. You were asking about the people doing it. Yes, but it's an actor network. Some of the actors in an actor network aren't human. Balderdash. What, you don't believe in actor networks? There are actor networks, but it's the actors with agency who can choose to do things differently.
The result is a novel that is much more fun to talk about after you’ve finished reading it than it is to read.