Economic Development Made Real

Via David Roodman‘s Twitter feed, the Economic Development video to watch if you’re watching only one:

Pull Quote: “We have several unintended consequences that show that while we were growing Pakistan economically, we retarded our community, we retarded our ability to innovate, we retarded our ability to think. Those things are coming back to haunt us.”

(Aside to Ryan Avent: if you treat economics only as a matter of money, it ceases to be a social science in any real sense. Is that really what The Economist wants to claim?)