Some Basic Thoughts on the Asian Development Model for a Conference

4 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2014 Last revised: 24 Dec 2014

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John Passant

Australian National University (ANU), College of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Politics & International Relations, Students

Date Written: August 18, 2014

Abstract

This paper argues that even a free market is only free in a particular country because that state allows it to be so. Of course it goes without saying that the pressures of the market, together with the institutions of neoliberalism like the austerity wavering IMF and the World Bank, plus the interests of dominant powers, can persuasively influence or even straightjacket a state in its choices. This means that the overarching goal of capitalist development is imposed, perhaps freely, on welcoming nation states eager to join the club of developed or mid ranking nations who have pulled their peoples out of absolute poverty, while the specific methods and means to achieve that are or can be debated.

Keywords: Asian Development Model

JEL Classification: P16; O10

Suggested Citation

Passant, John, Some Basic Thoughts on the Asian Development Model for a Conference (August 18, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2482283 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2482283

John Passant (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU), College of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Politics & International Relations, Students ( email )

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