Historias 77 – Amy Offner on the Evolution of Capitalism

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Dr. Amy Offner sat down with Lily for an insightful conversation centering on her book, Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas.  The two discussed Colombia’s importance as a site of mid-twentieth century capitalist development, and the impact that varieties of capitalism had on a wide range of people – from public and private elites to campesinos.  Offner offers a refreshing analysis of the evolution of capitalism over the course of the second half of the twentieth century, contextualizing the ascent of neoliberalism.