World AIDS Day 2013: How Mainstream Economics Distracts from Addressing the Causes of HIV Transmission Fri, 2013-11-29 17:30

For World AIDS Day 2013, Franza Drechsel for SOAS Radio sits down with Dr. Deborah Johnston, Reader in Development Economics at SOAS and Jason Hickel a Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at LSE. Listen in as Dreschel heads an engaging discussion with Johnston about her new book, Economics and HIV: The Sickness of Economics, and Hickel?s work in Swaziland with the issue of blaming individual?s for contracting HIV. The two explore the economic issues faced in reducing the spreading of the disease, particularly in Swaziland and Southern Africa, and possible solutions to overcome these obstacles.