Thank you! I've been thinking along similar lines, actually, although I'd like to do some more research on the first bullet point. It seems plausible, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's actually true, and it seems very important to have a good idea of whether it's true.
Fascinating. Thanks for this alternative perspective. I certainly need to read more.
I think his point was related to development via protection, etc., that was then loosened somewhat. But not sure.
I agree. I'm concerned about the same, and want to look at both
I just haven't been able to do it yet, since I'm in the middle of an internship. That's why I wrote this post with some first thoughts.
This is fair, although I take Richard's point below as well. (I'm not sure about its truth, because I don't know enough about China or Africa.)
I think the point is that there are two points
(Hickel claims that China's very non-neoliberal policy enriched its people, while African countries' mandated structural adjustments impoverished its people. I don't know enough to say if this is true, but it's another reason Hickel excludes China.)
So much here! Once I've read and thought more, I'll try to give these all a shot. Right now, I don't have answers to most of them.
Yes, I think this is correct. It's worth thinking about what the best path would be - and, although I'm leaning more and more towards a graduate degree in economics, I'm still uncertain and I agree that it wouldn't be necessary for every type of policy work.
As for social entrepreneurship vs structural change, this is difficult because
(a) for-profit social enterprises may be more sustainable because of a lack of reliance on grants that may not materialise;
(b) policy change is much harder to achieve (perhaps) than even a successful social enterprise.
Very interesting! I will let you know. I definitely want to spend some time just looking at the data for myself, and will let you know when I come to some (tentative) conclusions.
Thank you! Lots of food for thought - need to get back to my internship, but I look forward to thinking and reading more about the things you mention.