I just finished listening to a fascinating conversation between Chilean economist Sebastián Edwards and FT journalist Cardiff Garcia. The 38-minute podcast is an entertaining and informative discussion of populism – mostly but not exclusively in Latin America – and what it has in common with the populism of Donald Trump in the United States. I won’t attempt to summarize it. Just click on the link below – or download it from iTunes or a similar site.
Cardiff Garcia, “Sebastian Edwards on why economic populism always disappoints“, FT Alphachat 24 October 2017 (ungated access – free registration required).
Sebastián Edwards (born 1953) is currently Professor of International Business Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a prolific writer of newspaper columns, scholarly articles and books. His latest books are Toxic Aid: Economic Collapse and Recovery in Tanzania (2014)and Left Behind: Latin America and the False Promise of Populism (2010).