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05 July 2005

Problems of Perception

Niall Ferguson writes in today's Telegraph (via Chrenkoff):
"It may come as a surprise to Live 8 fans, but the top three reasons why most African countries are economic basket cases are not lack of aid, excessive debt service payments and protectionism by developed countries. They are in fact chronic misgovernment, recurrent civil war and the high incidence of diseases such as malaria and Aids."

Source: The Telegraph

This news certainly comes as no surprise to The Antagonist and, while superhuman efforts can be made to try and address the devastating effects of malaria and AIDS, there is only way one to deal with the chronic misgovernment and the recurrent wars that arise from that chronic misgovernment:

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