Recorded: Wed 28 Jul 2021
Duration: 58 mins
This book needs to be read by anyone who is interested in how the world’s economies are really run. – Sir Oliver Letwin
We’re delighted to be welcoming economist and politician Vince Cable, who will provide a fascinating examination of the legacy of sixteen world leaders who transformed their countries’ economic fortunes and who also challenged economic convention. From Thatcher to Trump, from Lenin to Bismarck, Money and Power: The World Leaders Who Changed Economics provides a whole new perspective on the science of government.
Through economics, our politicians have the power to transform people’s lives for better or worse. Deng Xiaoping who lifted millions out of poverty by opening up China; Franklin D Roosevelt whose ‘New Deal’ helped the USA break free of the Great Depression. Or Peron and his successors in Argentina who brought the country to the brink of ruin.
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