Posted: Fri. January 23, 2015
Why has Africa, despite its rich history, cultures, and abundant resources, largely remained in the grip of dictatorship, starvation, genocide and war? How can this tragic legacy of colonialism, socialism, and plutocracy be replaced with the welfare of economic liberalization, individual rights, and the Rule of Law? Based on his new book, "Africa in Chaos," award-winning economist George Ayittey will examine the record of American statism and the revolution for free-market societies.
George B. N. Ayittey Professor of Economics, American University Author, Africa in Chaos and Africa Betrayed
David J. Theroux Founder and President, The Independent Institute
Recorded: Wed. April 28, 1999
Experts: George B. N. Ayittey
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, Economic History and Development (International), Free Market Economics