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Economics explained from a human perspective,
This review is from: Land Grabbing: Journeys in the New Colonialism (Hardcover)
Anyone who argues the case against immigration based on the argument that colonialism in Africa ended 50 years ago needs to read this book. Because that's all it boils down to. But to say that this is all that it is about would be wrong. Even for those not interested in Economics this is just a good book on cultures and the modern forces shaping us in the 21st century. It is as interesting and intriguing as any good novel. Here are some facts you might learn:
-The Ethiopian government is formed of a tribe that represents only 6 percent of the population
-China has no national policy at the time of the writing of this book to acquire land in Africa for the purpose of producing food to export to China.
-Saudi Arabia imports tens of thousands of cattle a year for their dairy farms in the desert.
- The Food and Agricultural Organisation (the U.N) defines "available" land around the globe as land which has less than 25 people per square kilometer on it. Of the 400 million hectares of "available" land, 202 million of it is in Africa.
Men like Stefano Liberti and many of those he interviews are truth-telling pioneers in their respective fields. Congratulations and thumbs up! 5 stars.