Owen Jones meets Ha-Joon Chang | The economic argument against neoliberalism


The Guardian has the interview clip Owen Jones talks to Ha-Joon Chang: ‘austerity is based on lies’ – video interview.

The full interview is on YouTube Owen Jones meets Ha-Joon Chang | The economic argument against neoliberalism. That full addition is embedded below.

Ha-Joon Chang is a professor of economics at Cambridge University and a best-selling international author. I asked him to provide an argument against much of today’s prevailing economic thought. Isn’t austerity necessary? Do we have capitalism for the rich and socialism for the poor? Is taxation theft? Does welfare encourage laziness and fecklessness? What’s wrong with inequality? And can we defeat neoliberlism?


The more ways you hear this explained the more likely you are to get it. The accent may get in the way for some of you to understand as well as you might otherwise. Ha-Joon Chang also has a web site. He has also written very understandable books.

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