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Morten Jerven On African Economic Growth

interview with Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 22, 2015

Morten Jerven of Simon Frasier University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his new book, Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong.

Featured Commentary

The Bloom Is Off The BRICS

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A few years ago, pundits and policymakers were predicting that the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – would be the new engines of global growth. Naive extrapolation of rapid growth led many people to imagine an ever-brighter future for these economies – and, thanks to them, for the rest of the world as well.

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The Classicist With Victor Davis Hanson: “Immigration and the Future of the West”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The implications of mass immigration in Europe and the United States.

Oil Drilling
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Can Uganda Escape The Natural Resource Curse?

quoting Larry Diamondvia International Policy Digest
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

According to Larry Diamond of Stanford University: “[The] surge of money from oil often has insidious effects on the greater economy: the influx of oil money fuels inflation, distorts exchange rates, undermines the competitiveness of traditional export sectors such as agriculture, and preempts the growth of manufacturing.”

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Beyond Human Rights Rituals A Case for State-Nation Specific Negotiation Of UNDRIP Implementation

quoting Tod Lindbergvia IC Magazine
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tod Lindberg, research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, argues that Posner’s historical analysis is essentially wrong, “International human-rights law is good and useful not because it compels, which it mostly can’t, but because it inspires.”

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March Madness From The United Nations

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Friday, March 20, 2015

The NCAA basketball tournament has started, and I hope I’ve picked my brackets as well as I predicted the outcome of this month’s meeting of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a component of the UN’s World Health Organization that evaluates the likelihood that various chemicals cause cancer.

taxes
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Countries Or Jurisdictions With A Flat Tax As Of March 2015

by Alvin Rabushkavia Flat Tax
Friday, March 20, 2015

Countries or Jurisdictions With a Flat Tax as of March 2015 (Includes Personal Exemption or Allowance. Effective Zero Rate on First Tranche of Earnings or Self-Employed Business Profits)

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Defects Of First Republic Pervade 2015 Politics, Say Panelists

mentioning Larry Diamondvia The Guardian
Friday, February 13, 2015
HOW far apart is Nigeria’s politics of 2015 from that of 1965 that was largely characterised by ethnic and religious cleavages that subsequently led to the collapse of the First Republic? What lessons have politicians of today learnt from that era in forging a cohesive and progressive country from the impediments of the past?
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Gambia ‘Getting Away With Murder’ As European Donors Grapple With Funding Effort

quoting Larry Diamondvia International Business Times
Monday, December 15, 2014

European efforts to pressure Gambia over its new anti-gay law could be undermined as the tiny West African nation turns to Gulf Arab donors for aid.

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The Return Of Africa’s Strongmen

quoting Larry Diamondvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 5, 2014

On the same November morning when Boko Haram seized yet another village in Nigeria’s north, police in riot gear surrounded the country’s House of Representatives in the capital city of Abuja. But they weren’t guarding the country’s parliament against an assault by the notorious Islamist insurgency; they were there to block a politician from casting his vote.

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