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The lecturer is a little longer on opinion and shorter on insight than I am used to. If the course is taken as introductory, beware the opinionated content.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
I was braced for an excruciatingly boring experience, and I would have stuck it out until the end, but I was relievedly (my word) surprised at how interesting I found the various topics.
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If you could sum up International Economic Institutions in three words, what would they be?
Informative, biased, neo-liberal
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Pretty much so. The story of the international financial institutions is fascinating
Any additional comments?
The lecture is very informative but has a clear neo-liberal bias, which should be added as a 'health warning'.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
It is amazing that after thirty years of the failed neoliberal experiment, with inequality soaring, growth stalling, innovation freewheeling on the research of the Bretton Woods era and ordinary people being drawn by their total neglect by the elite to causes such as Trump and Brexit that a supposed respected academic can bear to utter the words in this book. The author early on makes the quite correct point that correlation does not equate to causality, but then throughout the lectures proceeds to use correlation to support his ideology whenever it suits him. Instead of listening to this nonsense, get an evidence-based picture of the true state of our modern society from books like "The Spirit Level", "The Great Divide", "23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism" and "Capitalism's Toxic Assumptions" (also available from Audible)
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