Ha-Joon Chang in conversation with Tony Curzon Price on "23 Things they don't tell you about capitalism", students, strikes and legitimacy as a public good

A wide-ranging conversation recorded in Cambridge, England, on November 29th 2010. Ha-Joon Chang discusses students, strikes, economic ideologies, what to do with finance, with power, nations, global governance and more
Tony Curzon Price
Ha-Joon Chang Tony Curzon Price
18 December 2010

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Summary of the Podcast


Min Sec Note

1 31 H-J C Starts

2 50 How did Economics as a discipline get taken over by dogmatism?

10 50 How should we think about the role of politics in economic management?

14 5 The model by which center right governments provide competent technocracies - France, Korea, Japan

16 21 What should the relationship of the public servant be to the nation?

20 21 Warren Buffett on the social contingency of his success

23 17 How should we integrate social capital into economists' theories?

24 53 How could Britain be so much better off than Korea in the 1980s when the people were no brighter?

27 57 What goes wrong when you think your computer is a washing machine?

30 11 Student funding - is paying wrong?

37 4 The inheritors- Gary Becker versus Pierre Bourdieu on discrimination

40 21 What to do with the financial sector?

44 21 The general habit of privatising gains and socialising losses

46 45 The social invention of limited liability - Mill and Marx approve

47 33 But we live in planned economies today

49 53 Back to politics - How should the planning knobs be set?

52 21 The dreadful example of the takeover of TRIPS at the WTO

53 57 The Tube strike -= measurement, and back to socialising losses

57 46 And when banks socialise the loss of a stolen cheque book

58 42 The vulnerability of the social system

60 34 Do we need to re-invent a capital allocation mechanism?

62 37 Back to politics - who writes the rules?

65 9 A depressing view of global institutions - how does democracy get back in control?

67 33 The freedom of corporate speech - what was that?

69 9 Legitimacy as one of the most important public goods

65 9 The idea of the nation, immigration, and the rise of the xenophobic right

78 21 World government and democratic control

79 33 The theatre of EU negotiations in the ACP

81 9 The role of East Asia in world governance


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