Without lifting a finger, the Trump administration may be witnessing the culmination of nearly two decades of U.S. efforts to pry Zimbabwe from the powerful grasp of its authoritarian President Robert Mugabe.
As Larry Diamond said in his paper titled “Preventive Diplomacy for Nigeria: Imperative for US and International Policy” presented to US Congress committee in 1995, he stressed what characterizes a society that is about to undergo socio-political and economic collapse. Read what he said: “The process is anticipated by numerous signals of decay.
Chris Blattman of the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about whether it's better to give poor Africans cash or chickens and the role of experiments in helping us figure out the answer. Along the way he discusses the importance of growth vs. smaller interventions and the state of development economics.