Quoted: Douglas Irwin on the Reduction of World Poverty


Dartmouth Now takes note when faculty weigh in on issues of the day. Here is today’s “Quoted”:

“Such stunning news seems to have escaped public notice, but it means something extraordinary: The past 25 years have witnessed the greatest reduction in global poverty in the history of the world,” says Douglas Irwin in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece about the spread of capitalism and its effect on the global economy.

Irwin is the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences.

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