Apr 7, 2021 • 49M

PODCAST: Hexapodia IX: Banishing Extreme Poverty from þe World

by Noah Smith & Brad DeLong: Key insights: Hexapodia!, of course. Banishing extreme poverty—which we have not done—is not a victory, but would, rather, be the ending of a long defeat. Jason Hickel...

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…as Leninist, Noah Smith as Burkean. We neoliberals and neoliberal-adjacents need to come up with five significant discrete policies to make the world economy work better to reduce not just extreme but regular poverty over the next generation, rather than rest on fictitious laurels…


Max Roser: “Most people in the world live in poverty. 85% of the world live on less than $30 per day, two-thirds live on less than $10 per day, and every tenth person lives on less than $1.90 per day. In each of these statistics price differences between countries are taken into account to adjust for the purchasing power in each country…”

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Robert Allen: Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction <https://books.google.com/books?id=FrDsDaWycjQC>

James Ferguson: The Anti-Politics Machine: “Development”, Depolitization, & Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho <https://books.google.com/books?id=hgXbebNQ918C>

James Ferguson: Expectations of Modernity: Myths & Meanings of Urban Life in the Zambian Copper Belt <https://books.google.com/books?id=KidSoXDsbg8C>

Jason Hickel: The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality & its Solutions <https://books.google.com/books?id=o1k_DQAAQBAJ>

Noah Smith: Against Hickelism: Poverty Is Falling, & It Isn't Because of Free-Market Capitalism <https://noahpinion.substack.com/p/against-hickelism>

Karl Polanyi: The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time <https://books.google.com/books?id=lje4MgAACAAJ>

Max Roser & al.: Our World in Data <https://ourworldindata.org>

&, of course:

Vernor VingeA Fire Upon the Deep <https://books.google.com/books?id=fCCWWgZ7d6UC>

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