WIPES | Public Panel Discussion of Yuen Yuen Ang's China's Gilded Age : the Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption | July 16, 6:00PM

Friday, 16 July, 2021 - 18:00
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WISER and SWOP invite you to join us for a public discussion of Yuen Yuen Ang's China's Gilded Age :  The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption (Cambridge, 2020).

More information about this book (which we think has powerful implications for the diagnosis and remedies of South Africa's current crisis) including short talks and sample chapters is available here.

In this on-line discussion the Yuen Yuen Ang will be in discussion with the members of the WISER political economy seminar.

"Why has China's economy grown so fast for so long despite vast corruption? The answer lies in the type of corruption that prevailed. Over the past four decades, corruption in China has evolved away from thuggery and theft toward access money - elite exchanges of power and wealth. Such transactional corruption was intimately bound up with feverish investment, but it also bred systemic risks and inequality."