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RSA Events

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Society & Culture

The RSA hosts one of the world’s leading public events programmes, delivering over 100 lectures, talks, screenings and debates a year. These events provide a platform for our most exciting public thinkers, and encourage intelligent exploration of today’s most urgent social challenges. Our public programme welcomes speakers from across the world and across disciplines – all united by a belief in the power of ideas to inspire and motivate social change. All of the audio files are recordings of talks in our public events programme.

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Why Information Grows

June 4th, 2015

Episode 338 of 494 episodes

MIT academic César Hidalgo radically rethinks what an economy is, and argues that it is a nation’s economic complexity – not its GDP or per-capita income - that explains the success or failure of its economic performance.

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