Archive for November 25th, 2014

Should Russian Ruble follow Keynes proposal of Currency board?

November 25, 2014

Prof Steve Hanke argues how Russia has just lost its control over Ruble. It makes sense for the country to adopt a currency board first suggested by Keynes (did not know this):

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Africa’s Failure to Industrialize: Bad Luck or Bad Policy?

November 25, 2014

Brookings has released a series of papers on industrial experiences in Africa.

John Page summarises the findings:

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Book Review – Marwaris: From Traders to Industrialists

November 25, 2014

I just finished reading this book (written in 1978) by Dr Thomas Timberg of Nathan Associates. This book was basically his thesis he wrote on the origins of Marwaris. I was alerted to the book thanks to this interview of Timberg in ToI. He recently released another book on Marwaris recently which is perhaps an updated and revised edition of his thesis. But somehow missed the launch completely.

Luckily found the old book which is a decent read.

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