Join Fourie on this journey through an African-centred economic history and the story of our long walk towards a brighter future.
Fourie’s commitment to understanding the historical roots of prosperity and ensuring its wide distribution in the future make this one of the most humane economic histories I have read ~ Anne McCants, Professor of History at MIT
Our Long Walk to Economic Freedom by Johan Fourie
How did Einstein help create Eskom? Why can an Indonesian volcano explain the Great Trek? What do King Zwelethini and Charlemagne have in common?
These are some of the questions Johan Fourie explores in this entertaining, accessible economic history spanning everything from human migration from Africa 100 000 years ago to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Long Walk to Economic Freedom is an engaging guide to complex debates about the roots and reasons for prosperity, the march of opportunity versus the crushing boot of exploitation, and why the builders – rather than the burglars – of societies ultimately win out.