The Great Turnaround

The New Bazaar | 12 August 2021 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Peter Blair Henry about his book Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth and the paper The Baker Hypothesis co-authored with Anusha Chari and Hector Reyes. Discusses his understanding of how developing countries can become more prosperous, lift more people out of poverty, and give their citizens better choices for how to work and live. Also covers the “degrowth” movement, the tricky balance between market-friendly policies and the role of government, and the evolution of economics. Also shares his personal experience of an economic catastrophe in his native Jamaica, which forced his family to uproot when he was young, which set him on his career path.

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