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Thailand, Ghana and the Military “Coup Trap”

Thailand, Ghana and the Military “Coup Trap”

By Benjamin M. Friedman | Monday, December 05, 2005

Only 25 years ago, per capita income in Asia and Africa was roughly the same. Fast forward to today. Asia enjoys relative political stability, while Africa’s history is marked by turmoil. Benjamin Friedman, author of “The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth,” looks at the high correlation between low per capita income and coups — and what this means for the wider world.

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