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- Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism. From economist Anne Case and Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton, a groundbreaking account of how the flaws in capitalism are fatal for America's working class. Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. 5.54K subscribers.
- Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism is an urgent and clarion call to rethink pain, inequality, justice, and the business of being human in America. This book explains America to itself. I underlined damn near every sentence.' — Beth Macy, author of Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America.
I recently sat downwith inequality guru Branko Milanovicto discuss his path-breaking work on inequality, and his new book, CapitalismAlone (review follows tomorrow). Here are a few highlights of the25m conversation (but if you can, listen to the full thing).
Inequality: I wasnot a guru [in the early 2000s], just someone toiling away in the bowels of theWorld Bank, which had very good databases. I would not have been able to dowhat I’ve done without the Bank, but it was an institution that really didn’tcare about inequality.
So why did the Bank let me work on it? It’s not ahierarchical institution like the IMF. In the research department, you have awide degree of freedom. And it becomes even wider if you are willing tosubmerge your own vanity, don’t participate too much in the flagship projects, foregothe visibility. Then, you can just do your own thing.
To be frank, it paid off more for me than for them. They’venever made the most of my work. Other people working on inequality left theBank. and the Bank even got left behind by the Fund’s research department. Itcould have capitalised more.
Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism Anne Case, Angus Deaton download Z-Library. Download books for free. The ruling corporate elites no longer seek to build. They seek to destroy. They are agents of death. They crave the unimpeded power to cannibalize the country and pollute and degrade the ecosystem.
I have really enjoyed how the subject boomed. Valentina studio serial key. For theforeseeable future, I think inequality will remain an issue. Not only is itpolitically salient, but big data has had a huge impact on the social side ofeconomics. The finance side always had the data, but not the social side. I seea number of people working on heterogeneity – it’s no longer just about theaverage, the GDP per capita; instead, you want to see how different groups ofpeople are affected by inflation, housing prices, whatever. That’s inequalityand it is all being enabled by big data.
How do you feel aboutthe elephantgraph: I love it! I remember the first time I did it, in 2012. As soonas I saw it, I knew what it meant – it is so clear. Income growth in the middleof the distribution, mainly in Asia, and at the top of the distribution. the mainlynorthern rich. But no growth in between, in the northern middle class.
However, the graph won’t look like this in the future –things changed after the financial crisis. China in the middle is moving up –the back of the elephant is moving to the right. And the top 1%, which isoverwhelmingly Western, has not done very well after the crisis. We will need adifferent animal!
With CapitalismAlone: Are you spreading your wings into political science, politicalphilosophy? That’s the intention, but it’s not a new thing – I was alwaysinterested in social science in general, Marxism in particular, and in history.
That’s why I liked Piketty’s work from the beginning – theway he linked it to politics. When you describe the data, what happened inFrance, the UK or the US, but don’t write about why tax rates went up, orwealth concentration goes down; when you don’t talk about trade unions,socialist parties, strikes, it’s a bit empty. What drives inequaltiy is reallypolitical and technological change.
What do you mean by ‘TheGlobal Victory of Capitalism’? It’s a victory in 3 different senses.
1. A victory over alternative modes of production –feudalism; communism/socialism.
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2. Geographical: the spread of capitalism to the fourcorners of the world, including China, Eastern Europe and Russia.
3. The ability of capitalism to create new markets, that wehad never thought of. We are being commodified in our daily activities – I findit extraordinary.
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Could you explain thedistinction between Liberal and Political Capitalism?: Liberal Capitalismwas born in the West through bourgeois revolutions. Chinese capitalism isdifferent – it was born out of communism, which abolished the feudalinstitutions. Gradually, China and Vietnam have developed indigenous forms ofcapitalism.
In Liberal Capitalism, economic power dominates and leads topolitical influence – the problem of plutocracy. In Political Capitalism, it’sthe other way around – you leverage political power in order to get wealth.
I wanted to distinguish myself from those people who think we will end up with one world with Liberal Capitalism, with a middle class – Acemoglu and Robinson; Fukuyama. It’s a very special reading of history, that sees the terminus of history as having arrived on 9th November 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was wrong then, and it’s wrong now. You can have various possibilities, e.g. both could converge on plutocracies, as the Western and Chinese systems are currently doing. [DG: Echoes of a nice joke, via Ha-Joon Chang: ‘under Capitalism, man exploits man; under Communism, it’s the other way around’]
Why is there such an environmentalblind spot? My answer is that this is really a topic I know much lessabout. This is a book written quickly, based on years and years of reading andwriting. It’s a download. But I didn’t have knowledge or original thoughts onplanetary boundaries and so on. That’s the real reason. The second reason isthat I am a technological optimist – I believe that with incentives andtechnological change, we can avoid the apocalyptic visions that people have.
[here’s Branko’sdebate with Kate Raworth]
Are you a technologicaloptimism but a political pessimist? That is absolutely a fairdescription. I am pessimistic about political developments and our own abilityto withstand the social pressure and the value system that underlies capitalism– the system of money acquisition at all costs. I am very pessimistic that weas individuals can buck that trend.
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I’ve lived in the US more than 30 years, and see people makedecisions essentially on self-interest and money, even if they don’t want toacknowledge it. Then I see the same people in scholarly debates denying it – thereis such a contrast between what they are saying and doing! In some ways it ismore hidden in Old Rich societies, where they have learned to camouflagethemselves. When you go to New Rich societies like China or Eastern Europe orIndia, there is no camouflage – people put their wealth in your face, run youover with a Rolls Royce and feel good about it!