Easterly: Well I think . . . A lot of my inspiration is really just the mainstream economics profession that I think has identified brilliantly the way that economic development and the end of poverty actually happens. And I think Jeffrey Sacks view is actually pretty much a minority view within the economics profession – that it requires some kind of top down administrative plan to solve poverty. I think myself as just being a spokesman and a popularizer for the mainstream economics’ view – that the end of poverty is achieved through homegrown free markets.
Recorded On: 7/6/07