The great escape: health, wealth and the origins of inequality

By Paul Walker 13/01/2014

In this audio interview from Angus Deaton talks to Viv Davies about Deation’s recent book ‘The Great Escape: health, wealth and the origins of inequality’, that explains how inequality is the catalyst for the great escape from poverty and how the world is better because of it. They discuss the state of inequality in the US, economic growth in China and India and the ineffectiveness of international aid. Deaton stresses the importance of understanding that human well being will be achieved only through a holistic approach.

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