“Alternative economics, for me, largely means figuring out what economic life is for people that don’t necessarily share a modular idea about the market and about exchange that happens in a free-market capitalist economy. That’s not to say it [alternative economics] is anti-capitalism, but I think the best alternatives come from people themselves and are not imposed on them.”
In the final video of our semester-long video series, Multiculturalism in the Age of Trump, we discussed alternative economics with Eric Hirsch (Ph.D University of Chicago). Hirsch, a postdoctoral fellow with McGill’s Institute for the Study of International Development, will also be a speaker at the 2017 Global Development Forum.
Ben Aloi (interview, direction)
Ipek Ertan (videography, video editing)