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How ideas trump economic crises — a surprising lesson from 1929: Alex Tabarrok on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

The “dismal science” truly shines in this optimistic talk, as economist Alex Tabarrok argues free trade and globalization are shaping our once-divided world into a community of idea-sharing more healthy, happy and prosperous than anyone’s predictions. (Recorded at TED2009, February 2009, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 14:33.)

Watch Alex Tabarrok’s talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 400+ TEDTalks.

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