Fodder for thought?

Many observers have noted that in 1960, at the peak of the independence era, the better-off African countries – places like Ghana, to name one – were as wealthy as East Asian counterparts like South Korea.

International Herald Tribune

An interesting fact.  Also interesting: the almost-thesis implied in the above quoted article: Africa is behind because there aren’t any books for people to read.  If they could read, that is.

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