Posted by: nativeiowan | April 29, 2012

more per the enquiry

Let me post a link here to a recent book (2007) that gives what I consider to be a fair view of the current “developed vs least developed country” BS that baffles, blasphemes and bamboozles…

http://www.networkideas.org/book/jun2007/bk14_HRC_Review.htm

How Rich Countries Got Rich and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor“, It is worth the read.

Interesting you mention tourism… sure, a good thing but also, in a way a premeditated neo-colonial endeavour to sustain certain places (the tropic isles and other locations) in a state of “need” where wealthy developed country dwellers can “holiday”… kinda tastes bad thinking about it like that, eh?

I smile as I consider, where do the LDC folk get to go holiday?

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  1. You might enjoy some numbers from William Easterly’s Book “The Elusive Quest for Growth”:
    http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=8978

    and the Jonathan Glennie’s blog in the Guardian at http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/jonathan-glennie

    I’ll look forward to what these additional ingredients produce in the kitchen (or is it a still?) of Mike Hemmer’s mind.


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