Angus Deaton | Economics in America: An Immigrant Economist Explores the Land of Inequality

Recorded Oct 12, 2023
Direct Download: 20231012-angusde.mp3
In conversation with Binyamin Appelbaum

Angus Deaton won the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics for his study of poverty, consumption, and welfare. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus and Senior Scholar at Princeton University, he is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the British Academy, and the Econometric Society. He is the co-author of The New York Times bestseller Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, and he is the author of The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality and Understanding Consumption, among other books. Inspired by the shocking gaps in wealth Deaton witnessed when he immigrated from Britain in the early 1980s, Economics in America offers a frank critique of how his field has failed to properly address such issues as income inequality, the U.S.’ broken healthcare system, and minimum wage.

A business and economics editorialist for The New York Times, Binyamin Appelbaum previously served as that newspaper’s Washington correspondent. His writing on subprime lending for The Charlotte Observer won a George Polk Award and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is also the author of The Economists’ Hour.

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