Is there a fundamental tension between democratic freedom, economic growth, and social equality?

On this episode of the Capitalisn’t podcast, UCLA’s Sebastian Edwards joins hosts Bethany McLean and Luigi Zingales to discuss his recent book, The Chile Project: The Story of the Chicago Boys and the Downfall of Neoliberalism. The Chicago Boys were a group of free-market economists trained at the University of Chicago who shaped economic policy and reforms in Chile during General Augusto Pinochet's rule. In the book, Edwards (who also received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1981) outlines the complexities of implementing market-oriented policies in a society undergoing rapid change. With him, Bethany and Luigi discuss: Could the Chilean experience offer lessons for other nations grappling with similar policy choices?

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