Angus Deaton

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    Five minutes with Angus Deaton (Part 2): “Those of us who were lucky enough to be born in the right countries have a moral obligation to reduce poverty and ill health in the world”

Five minutes with Angus Deaton (Part 2): “Those of us who were lucky enough to be born in the right countries have a moral obligation to reduce poverty and ill health in the world”

Angus Deaton recently came to the LSE to discuss his new book, The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality. Here he discusses his arguments regarding the usefulness of foreign aid and our moral obligation for reducing poverty and ill health in the world.  In your new book you write that “foreign aid is doing more harm than good and it is undermining countries’ […]

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    Five minutes with Angus Deaton (Part 1): “If the rich can write the rules then we have a real problem”

Five minutes with Angus Deaton (Part 1): “If the rich can write the rules then we have a real problem”

Angus Deaton is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University. In this interview, he discusses his new book with Joel Suss, Managing Editor of the British Politics and Policy blog. Your new book is titled “The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality”. What is the great escape? What are the origins of inequality? The great escape is two […]