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MsConduct Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-05 11:25 AM
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Spotting the Losers:
Seven Signs of Non-competitive States

Great article, written in 1998 but the truth is timeless.
http://denbeste.nu/external/Peters01.html

These key "failure factors" are:

Restrictions on the free flow of information.
The subjugation of women.
Inability to accept responsibility for individual or collective failure.
The extended family or clan as the basic unit of social organization.
Domination by a restrictive religion.
A low valuation of education.
Low prestige assigned to work.

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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-05 11:34 AM
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1. Diagnosis of Bush regime
LOSERS!
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MsConduct Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-05 12:13 PM
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2. Yeah, pretty weird since the essay was written two years
before he stole his first election. Who knows, maybe he used it as an outline for his policy of failure?
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