Why Nations Fail?

Having a job is no longer an escape from poverty and workers who lift themselves out of extreme poverty often remain poor, in debt and struggling to feed their families. The state of the global economy remains an unequal system and economic mobility is trending downwards. James Robinson, one of the infamous minds behind New York Times best-seller Why Nations Fail, believes that these trends lead to global disorder. As an economist and political scientist, the growing global inequality is a concerning trend that we must overcome for our nations to succeed. Developmental economics is an oft-misunderstood area of research as maintaining high quality jobs and increased equality can be inefficient when compared to the most popular economic models, join us in this session as one of the most highly sought after professors in academia lectures us on how we can overcome economic peril with foresight and policy.