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Roamer, friend of Cuba

Paul Romer, friend of Cuba

Two and a half days into the TED conference in Oxford, and after any number of eclectic 18 minute speeches (and an equal number of “what do you make of it all” chats during breaks), a genuinely fascinating idea arrives: neo colonialism.

Paul Romer is an economist, lauded in macroeconomics for coming up with a theory which largely replaced the traditional account of the way in which economies grow, known as the Solow Model. The original idea was that economies grew steadily, while…

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