September 23, 2016

Economics Made the World Great – and Can Make It Even Better

Donald J. Boudreaux

Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

A lot of doom and gloom types say we’re living in dark times. But they’re wrong.

While there are real problems, the world has never been healthier, wealthier, and happier than it is today. Over a billion people have been lifted from dire poverty in just the past few decades. 

What has contributed to this improvement of our well-being? The answer can be found in the evolution of economic and policy ideas. 

But we can still do better. How will we solve today’s challenges and what breakthroughs will spark change tomorrow?