Why is Africa poor, and what (if anything) can the West do about it?

The course blog for my African Development class is now online. It begins today. Readings are here.

2 thoughts on “Why is Africa poor, and what (if anything) can the West do about it?

  1. If you don’t mind I’m going to internet stalk your class (as in, read the books you suggest and try to follow along… I must really miss school). I’ve already previously read a few of the readings. The entire way through college I was probably excited about a total of 5 classes. Anyways, thanks for making this available.

  2. Yes thanks for providing a window into another fascinating class.
    I am currently taking classes for MSc in Development Finance and will shortly take Development Economics at University of London.

    So far I opened a thread on the class at: PLSC170: African Poverty and Western Aid

    Although not as dynamic as it could be but there is a discussion at Thom Hartmann's forum at: http://www.thomhartmann.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=106&func=view&catid=69&id=276128