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Money Trees

Link: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/11/13/455941812/episode-663-money-trees

Summary: The Planet Money team investigates ‘carbon offsetting’ and the good it does for the environment as well as the pros and cons that accompany it. 7 more words

Planet Money

Are Resource-Rich Countries Doomed By The Resource Curse?

I’m not an expert on economics, but I like reading about how the mineral industry affects a country’s economy. As I was reading about mineral economics, I came across the intriguing concept of the “resource curse.” I’m glad to share it with you. 1,207 more words


A small-town story of the resource curse

A decade or so ago, Kathu in South Africa’s Northern Cape province was little more than a quaint mining town with a fantastic golf course. Supported almost entirely by the nearby Sishen iron ore mine, no one had expected that the town would change remarkably in the coming decade. 701 more words

South Africa

UNSC silent on 'blood gold' in Sudan

Las week, the U.N. Security council unanimously adopted Resolution 2265 (2016) to extend the Panel of Experts on the Sudan – established to monitor violations of the UN arms embargo in Darfur – until March 2017. 145 more words

It’s the Plan, Not the Man: Recession in Trinidad & Tobago. | by Zophia Edwards

Central Bank governors come and go, but one major structural weakness in the T&T economy has remained unchanged; and this is that Trinidad and Tobago continues to depend on oil and gas.”
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Guest Writers

The Bottom Billion - Paul Collier - A Summary

Global poverty has been falling for decades, but a few countries which are caught in four distinct traps (such as the resource curse) are falling behind and falling apart. 893 more words

Theories Of Development

“Charitable Giving” -- A Way Around the FCPA? Part I

The facts below were alleged in a recent case involving Hyperdynamics Corporation, an American firm whose sole asset is an oil concession in Guinea:

* In 2005 the Secretary General of Guinea told the company that “further review” of its concession was necessary.  889 more words