Can a Nation Plunder Its Way to Wealth (with Noah Smith)

EconTalk | 15 January 2024 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Noah Smith about his essay Nations Don’t Get Rich by Plundering Other Nations. Discusses the impact of imperialism and industrialization on growth and wealth. Argues that understanding plunder and where wealth comes from is more than an exercise in economic history – it matters for today’s world, too.

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