Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Great Escape

That's the name of a new book by economist Angus Deaton.  It's also the topic of Russ Robert's Econtalk interview with Deaton.  Specifically:
Angus Deaton of Princeton University and author of the Great Escape talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the book--the vast improvements in health and standard of living in recent times. Deaton surveys the improvements in life expectancy and income both in the developed and undeveloped world. Inequality of both health and wealth are discussed as well. The conversation closes with a discussion of foreign aid and what rich nations can do for the poor.
Carve (pun intended!) out an hour this Thanksgiving weekend and check it out, here.  As is always the case with Roberts's Econtalk, it's superb!