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George Ayittey Discusses Why Africa is Poor on BBC radios
Exchanges on the World Economy
Recorded: Friday, October 25, 2013
Ghanaian economist and Research Fellow, George Ayittey argues that Africa is poor because it is not freedue to dictatorships. He spoke with host Justin Rowlatt and an audience at Paris Dauphine University in Paris.
Experts: George B. N. Ayittey Type: Radio Issues: Culture/ Society, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Economic History and Development (International), Economic Policy, Economists, Free Market Economics, Trade
Lessons from the Poor: The Power of Entrepreneurship
Recorded: Thursday, November 13, 2008
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At this Policy Forum, Independent Institute Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa, former Bolivian President Jorge Quiroga, economist William Easterly, and a group of policy experts discuss the findings of the book, Lessons from the Poor. The speakers examine real-world examples of entrepreneurship and why instead of redistributing existing wealth, governments should free people so that they can create it.
Experts: William R. Easterly, Alvaro Vargas Llosa Type: Independent Institute Event Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Economic Policy
George Ayittey Speaks of 2008 Gala for Liberty Award Recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Recorded: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Research Fellow George Ayittey speaks of 2008 Gala for Liberty Award Recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Experts: George B. N. Ayittey Type: Television Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Freedom
The Secret to Making Poor Nations Rich
Recorded: Thursday, February 21, 2008
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For decades, efforts to end world poverty have focused on redistributing wealth, rather than creating it. This approach, however, has done little to foster long-term economic progress in Africa.
Experts: George B. N. Ayittey, Benjamin W. Powell, Alvaro Vargas Llosa Type: Independent Institute Event Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Economic History and Development (International), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, History (International), Latin America, Nationalism, Property Rights, Regulation and Deregulation, Taxes, Trade