Explanations

Brazil dam disaster: The cost of economic development

Geoff Riley

28th May 2019

This is a hugely sobering video from BBC Newsnight about the human cost of the collapsed dam at an iron ore mine in Brumadinho. For many, the tragedy is a stark consequence of a pattern of unsustainable economic development and government failure on a horrific scale.

Brazil dam disaster: The cost of economic development

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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