Economics Is For Everyone!

Ha-Joon Chang
Level: beginner
The RSA, 2016
Topic: mainstream critique
Format: Short Film
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdbbcO35arw

This video animates part of the talk “On Economics” by Ha-Joon Chang in which he states that economics is not a science for experts but for everyone. Chang further argues why it is important to take into account different perspectives on economics – he identifies at least nine school of thoughts which all have their strengths and weaknesses and presents examples on free trade and well-being. Chang further elaborates on the difficulties of changing the economic status quo.

Comment from our editors:

This talk has already become a classic and is a great introduction to the importance of pluralism in Economics. Find an extended version here.

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