Robin Hanson writes:
> > What is it that societies as disparate as those we find in
> > Colombia, Nigeria and Burma have in common that has held
> > them back from the benefits of real modernism? Why have
> > attempts to aid development in these countries proved
> > so ineffective for so long?
> This is a central question studied by a great many in social
> science. In economics it goes under the name "growth theory"
> and "development." We have a number of plausible theories,
> but as yet we just don't know.
What are the theories?
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