• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 20.5    |    
  • 31.5    |    
    Why is poverty everywhere?
  • 01:30    |    
    Is poverty a myth in the 21st century?
  • 04:21.69999999999999    |    
    What is the key to get rid of poverty?
    • Natural experiments
    • Individual rights
    • Cultural difficulties for adopting liberal economics ideas
  • 10:32    |    
    Is the Western economic philosophy in crisis because of the financial crisis?
  • 12:20.5    |    
    Final words
  • 12:26.799999999999954    |    
    Final credits

Interview with William Lewis by Luis Figueroa

New Media  | 22 de octubre de 2008  | Vistas: 755

About this video

Dr. William Lewis is founding director of the McKinsey Global Institute and author of the book The Power of Productivity.  In this interview, hosted by Luis Figueroa, Dr. Lewis explains that poverty continues to be a major problem in the 21st century but that there are examples of societies that have found ways to overcome it. Dr. Lewis argues that consumer-oriented societies and those that fundamentally protect individual rights have been the most successful in achieving high levels of economic development and reducing poverty. Despite the current financial crisis, he believes that Western economic philosophy is not in peril, explaining that from a historical perspective today's economic problems will have only short-term effects.


Interview with William Lewis by Luis Figueroa
William Lewis

Business School, EN-605
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, October 22, 2008

A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, October 2008
Camera: Manuel Alvarez, Joni Vasquez; digital editing: Claudia de Obregón; index and synopsis: Christiaan Ketelaar; content reviser: Daphne Ortiz; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz


William Lewis is founding director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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