Ha-Joon Chang & Daniel Chandler: Edible EconomicsTuesday 1 November 2022, 7 p.m. · 65 minutes
According to his excellent website, Ha-Joon Chang doesn’t do extreme sports, is not a hi-tech buff nor a secret expert on 18th-century maps, and he doesn’t even do gardening. He is however one of the world’s leading thinkers on development economics. In Edible Economics: A Hungry Economist Explains the World Chang combines his passion for numbers with his passion for food (in particular, chocolate) to explain how the politics and economics of food production work with, for, and against us.
Chang was in conversation with economist and philosopher Daniel Chandler, whose first book, Free and Equal: What Would a Fair Society Look Like? will be published by Penguin Press in April.