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Read thePrisoners of Geographyarticle linked below.

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Prisoners of Geography

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Post your comments on the following:

  • What statement or idea from the article most impacted your understanding of relationship between geography and economic development?
  • What question did the article leave you with and how would you answer that question based on the information presented in class?
  • General thoughts or comments on the article?

Economic-development experts promise that with the correct mix of pro-market policies, poor countries will eventually prosper. But policy isn’t the problem — geography is. Tropical, landlocked nations may never enjoy access to the markets and new technologies they need to flourish in the global economy.

BYRICARDO HAUSMANN|