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  •  Thanks MB - I couldn't get past (6+ / 0-)

    the firewall to read it. :(

    but this:

    The End of Poverty, Jeffrey Sachs argued that "Africa's governance is poor because Africa is poor" -- not the other way around. The real reason Africa was poor was the unlucky accident of geography -- bad soil, disease, lack of access to ports and navigable rivers -- and the self-perpetuating nature of poverty. The only solution was thus to kick-start development with foreign aid.
    seems to gloss over history.

    I think anyone wanting to understand much of Africa should start with Walter Rodney's

    How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

    http://www.amazon.com/...

    Of course neither of these books are new.

    For a look at development from the pov of a white development economist - I still like

    Tropical Gangsters: One Man's Experience With Development And Decadence In Deepest Africa

    http://www.amazon.com/...

    which many of my friends hated :)

    Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 03:47:59 PM PDT

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