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Oh, for fuck’s sake

Originally posted on playing for keeps:
For the moment, ignore that we went to war in Iraq in 2003 on the excuse that Saddam Hussein had WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction) fully expecting that US troops would be greeted as…

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Foxconn to Teach American Engineers About Manufacturing

Originally posted on Global Macro Monitor:
Interesting story from AP on Foxconn, the Taiwan based companies who manufactures many of the Apple products.  Two points jump out at us:  1) automated equipment;  and 2) lack of skilled workers in the…

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Life at the Bottom

Originally posted on New School Thoughts on Africa:
So the UN has published their list of the healthy and happiest places to live and Norway has topped the list again. Personally, Norway is a place that I would see as…

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Ethiopian leader’s visit brings very different view from the street

Originally posted on New School Thoughts on Africa:
In September 2007 Iran’s President Ahmadinejad visited the Columbia University campus as part of his U.S. visit to the United Nations. Crowds formed and protesters gathered to discuss the visit, his speech…

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Death to Aid

Originally posted on New School Thoughts on Africa:
In this audio commentary, we reflect on the work of Dambisa Moyo and her book Dead Aid – Why Aid isn’t Working and Why There is a Better Way for Africa. A…

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Self Help Africa

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“DEAD AID” BOOK: DAMBISA MOYO ON AFRICA AID

Originally posted on Cambridge Forecast Group Blog:
Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa by Dambisa Moyo (Author) Niall Ferguson (Foreword) Editorial Reviews Review “An incendiary new book . . .…

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