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The Plundered Planet

Paul Collier is  one of the most recognized researcher of the resource curse theory, also called the paradox of plenty, this counter-intuitive and depressing phenomena of underdeveloped countries with high natural resources (mainly fossil energy and valuable minerals) being actually trapped into the poverty due to mismanagement and high dependency of this single source of  revenues. His view, published in Foreign Policy magazine, about the gap between economist and environmentalist makes a strong case for new innovative ways to wisely protect our natural assets for the sake of current and future generations. Leer más