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IDS Bulletin 1.3

JOHNSON, POWELL AND DEVELOPMENT AID

Published on 1 July 1968

I was as much puzzled by Mr. Enoch Powell’s review of Myrdal’s
book as by the decision of the Editor of the Bulletin to use it
as a basis of a discussion on development aid.

What puzzled me about Mr, Enoch Powell’s review is that we do not seem to have read the same book. But then I reflected that Mr. Powell, an undeniably intelligent man, came late in life and from an awkward – classical – literary – background into dealing with economic problems. He has by now enthusiastically absorbed economics such as is served u e.g., in the late Freddie Benham’s textbook.

Much more, he fervently and obviously quite sincerely believes that this type of economics provides a basis for discussion and decision-making about economic policy in general and, if this review is a considered statement of his views, not only in industrial but also in semi-developed countries.I. was as much puzzled by Mr. Enoch Powell’s review of Myrdal’s book as by the decision of the Editor of the Bulletin to use it as a basis of a discussion on development aid.

What puzzled me about Mr, Enoch Powell’s review is that we do
not seem to have read the same book. But then I reflected that
Mr. Powell, an undeniably intelligent man, came late in life and
from an awkward – classical – literary – background into dealing
with. economic problems. He has by now enthusiastically absorbed
economics such as is served u e.g., in the late Freddie Benham’s
textbook. Much more, he fervently and obviously quite sincerely
believes that this type of economics provides a basis for discussion and decision-making about economic policy in general and, if
this review is a considered statement of his views, not only in
industrial but also in semi-developed countries.

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Authors

Thomas Balogh

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journal
IDS Bulletin, volume 1, issue 3
doi
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1759-5436.1969.mp1003005.x
language
English

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