Charles Kenny


Charles Kenny is an optimist about global progress and its positive impact on America. The product and beneficiary of transoceanic romances, he thinks globalization is an immense force for good, and offers Americans new opportunities to learn, work, invest, and improve their happiness and wellbeing. Charles is the author of “Getting Better: Why Global Development is Succeeding and How We Can Improve the World Even More” (Basic Books: 2011) and “The Upside of Down: Why the Rise of the Rest is Great for the West” (Basic Books: 2014). He spent fifteen years as an economist in the World Bank, travelling the planet from Baghdad and Kabul to Brasilia and Beijing. He now works at a Washingt…