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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Property & Property Rights

Working in the Rice Paddy - AP

How Authoritarians Turn Rural Areas Into Their Strongholds by Michael Albertus

Michael explains how land reform can improve a country's economic situation or saddle it with a yoke of tyranny. His explanation makes a lot of sense.

I recently added The Atlantic to my news feed. I've read some good articles in there in the past, but I was surprised by the amount of dreck that was showing up. I was on the verge of deleting them until this story showed up.

P.S. The photo comes from the article, but they provided no caption, so I asked Google's image search to identify it. Google usually does a pretty good job, but this time all it came up with was 'steppe' and a bunch of pictures of horses on grassland. Got to admit that those sneaky farmers do a pretty good job of imitating horses.


xoxoxoBruce said...

The rice paddy is in Korea.

xoxoxoBruce said...

By the way, rice paddies produce 751,885,117 metric tons worth $332 Billion USD, $117 Billion in China alone.