Dylanomics: or Why Economies ‘Not Busy Being Born’ Are ‘Busy Dying’

Dylanomics: or Why Economies ‘Not Busy Being Born’ Are ‘Busy Dying’

Development Economists of the Cold War ’60s, keen to launch former colonies out of potential Soviet orbits, left an unfortunate legacy: the habit of treating ‘development’ as a one-off achievement. But development is forever. Economists must now say farewell to Walt Rostow and hello to Bob Dylan.