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Myth Of The Resource Curse
Victor Menaldo | Plawlotic | 20 October 2010
Resource curse has become part of conventional economic wisdom. Oil and gas
rents promote corruption, undermine good government. But look at US, Canada,
Australia, Chile. Theory doesn't hold up
Gideon Rachman | FT | 22 October 2010
Western ideology of democracy, free markets, technology, globalisation,
underwritten by US hard power, has hit a wall. Nations reverting to
zero-sum, beggar-my-neighbour, foreign policies. Bleak, while it lasts
Man With Cat
Studiolum | Poemas Del Rio Wang | 18 October 2010
Note in memory of the greatest Hungarian Iranologist, Sándor Kégl—who
learned Latin, Greek, German, English, French, Italian, Russian, Dutch,
Danish, Swedish, Spanish and Portuguese while still at school
WikiLeaks Founder On The Run
John Burns et al | NYT | 23 October 2010
Interview with Julian Assange in London, following release of Iraq war logs.
Portrays Assange as flaky, arrogant; WikiLeaks organisation falling apart
under weight of his erratic personality
Interviews with founder Julian Assange, backgrounders on the Afghan and Iraq
War Diaries... Continue reading...
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