• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Luis Figueroa
  • 00:20    |    
    What is the topic of the book
  • 01:10    |    
    Why did you write a book about political change?
  • 02:04    |    
    In your book, why did you talk about an economic theory of political change?
  • 04:29    |    
    How do we go from ideas to outcomes?
  • 06:56    |    
    Who are the madmen, intellectuals and academic scribblers?
  • Is this a top-down theory where ideas dictate outcomes?
  • 11:41    |    
    When does the political change take place?
  • 13:14    |    
    Are social network users considered as intellectuals?
  • 14:27    |    
    Can you share an example of political reform where an idea had consequences?
  • 20:35    |    
    Final words
  • 20:45    |    
    Final credits

Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers: The Economic Engine of Political Change

New Media  | 04 de octubre de 2012  | Vistas: 54

Wayne Leighton talks about the book Madmen, Intellectuals and Academic Scribblers: The Economic Engine of Political Change, wrote by him along with Edward J. Lopez, on which they offer an economic framework to understand the political change within society. During this interview Leighton sets out the need of people clamoring for a transformation and how and when it happens. He explains the process of political change by matching up the three main factors: ideas, rules, and incentives, and stresses on how they all matter. Finally, he indicates that the so desired change takes place when the right idea meets the right social conditions.


Wayne Leighton es profesor de Proceso Económico en el Centro Henry…