Raghuram Rajan - The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

As former leader of India’s Reserve Bank and Chief Economist at the IMF, Rajan draws on a broad range of experience and knowledge for this revelatory analysis of globalization. Shifting the focus from the usual discussions of the market and the state, Rajan argues from the premise that markets are part of the larger web of human relations—that all economics is socioeconomics—and his discussion is attentive to how markets interact with “the third pillar”: local communities. Brilliantly illuminating how the state, markets, and communities work together, Rajan also shows what happens when the system breaks down. Using historical examples of technological disruption, Rajan illustrates how these shifts led to violent backlashes and to the kind of populism we’re experiencing today, an imbalance that we can counter by strengthening and empowering local communities.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
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Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
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$30.00
ISBN: 9780525558316
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Published: Penguin Press - February 26th, 2019

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