« The Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao | Main | The madre patria is in serious trouble »

May 19, 2010

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The Hernando de Soto idea that clean title would unlock a flood of easy credit always seemed a bit on the Underwear Gnome side to me, yes. This makes more sense.

Large swathes of Africa are seriously opposed to the idea of fee simple land ownership, especially in rural villages. The fear -- and IMO it's prima facie reasonable -- is that one bad harvest and, schwoomph, all the land gets snaffled up by a few rich people, forever. Communal and other forms of village ownership are clunky, but may be the least bad hack.

"Who would have thought those hideous pastel sandals would be insurgent footwear of choice?"

http://www.bookcase.com/~claudia/mt/archives/000819.html

Of course, that's a colder climate.


Doug M.

Hmm. Timberland, good stuff. Comfy, goes on forever. Crocs, well, not so much. Even in swamps, I'd take a good polished leather boot of the kind issued in basic training any day.

So it's still a mystery. Explanations, anyone?

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Categories