How Wealth Has Changed : Planet Money The world has changed, and nearly two thirds of global wealth is human capital. Policymakers and politicians may not understand just what that means for global politics.
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How Wealth Has Changed

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How Wealth Has Changed

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Think about how the global economy has evolved in the last couple of hundred years. The size of a country's territory matters less, and the skillset of its citizens matters more. And now, nearly two-thirds of all the wealth in the world is human capital — ideas, process knowledge, learning.

This evolution has implications for geopolitics — or at least it should, if only politicians understood it better. Charles Kenny joins Cardiff Garcia to discuss.

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