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Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Felicia Moyo (February 2, 1969) is an internationally renowned, Zambian-born economist and writer whose focus is on macroeconomic analysis and global issues. Moyo is known for her New York Times best seller Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa. In 2013, Moyo received the Hayek Lifetime Achievement Award named for the Nobel Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, Friedrich Hayek.

Fun Fact: Moyo was cited as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine.

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Dambisa Moyo accepts the F.A. Hayek Lifetime Achievement Award

 

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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