Social trust, social fragility and the financial crisis

Episode 6,  Sep 10, 2010, 01:46 PM

Paul Seabright interviewed by Romesh Vaitilingam, 10 September 2010

Paul Seabright of the Toulouse School of Economics talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his book ‘The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life’, recently issued in a revised version, which applies the ideas about social trust and social fragility to the financial crisis. Among other things, he outlines the three lessons mistakenly learned from the experience of the 1930s. The interview was recorded at the annual congress of the European Economic Association in Glasgow in August 2010.