David Pilling is a British journalist. He is currently the Africa editor of the Financial Times. Previously, he was the newspaper’s Asia editor and its bureau chief. His FT column, which ranges over business, investment, politics and economics, can be found here.
Interviews with David Pilling
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World — And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
by Hans Rosling
GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History
by Diane Coyle
Gross Domestic Problem: The Politics Behind the World's Most Powerful Number
by Lorenzo Fioramonti
The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality
by Angus Deaton
by Jared Diamond
As we try to make the world a better place, how does a measure that started as a way of mobilizing for war in the 17th century help? Can it be improved on? Financial Times journalist David Pilling talks us through the best books to think about gross domestic product, or GDP.