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How do you Change a Country?

I wanted to make a new collection exploring the world as it is today-uncut and unedited. Linked is a This American Life segment about how hard it can be to fix things. A government officer in Honduras wanted to make things better, and he had a great idea. What if we just start over? What if we can finally start to get things right-in one part of the country? So the government got together with economist Paul Romer to try and make it happen. Anyone interested in development should give it a listen, a lot of the problems they face in Honduras are mirrored in any developing country trying to improve.
wow, great article thanks for sharing!
hmmm yeah i think the plan was more like a special administrative region than a sez, like hong kong...this article is also an interesting read:
@leecatlee are you talking about something similar to extraterritoriality---like how china has special economic zones. I think this idea is kind of like an expanded SEZ.
paul romer is the man. endogenous growth theory ftw but it sucks that the plan fell through before anything started happening. although i've never really been too keen on the whole foreign sovereignty aspect of it..
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