Why Are Some Countries Rich and Others Poor?

Lecture & discussion on Waldron Island, 10 July MMX.

5 Responses to “Why Are Some Countries Rich and Others Poor?”

  1. Now all we need are some notes to go along with it, i.e., basically the main content of your talk. I know that if I sat down and tried to recreate all the information you discussed just from looking at all of the slides, I am sure I would have difficulty interpreting some of the tables/graphs. (This is true to a greater degree for the declimatization talk.) Even if it’s just a quick explanation of the tables/graphs, or why they are relevant to the issue if that’s not obvious. And of course, the story of the hummingbird at the end. 😉

    Or, perhaps an audio recording of you giving the talk? That would be more *fun* of course, because you’re a good lecturer and fun to listen to.

  2. Rob Norton says:

    Interesting data you have collected into one presentation.

    Some of it I am familiar with. Some of it, I am unsure what to make of. The rest is rather revealing about a need versus want dilemma (particularly in the U.S.A.).

    Cheryl had mentioned to me your line of inquiry regarding this topic in a conversation a while back. I find your pursuit of answers to this question to be rather interesting.

  3. Jelte says:

    Thanks, Rob. What do you find so interesting about my line of questioning?

  4. Rob Norton says:

    How there could be so many different answers and how those answers are related to one another.

  5. Jelte says:

    Yes. Single-stranded linear causation carries useful explanatory power … in laboratories!

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