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Paul Collier - Why Poverty?

Geoff Riley

28th November 2012

Here is a terrific 15 mins audio lecture from development economist Paul Collier and broadcast on BBC 3 recently. Paul Collier, author of "The Bottom Billion", Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University, advocates the giving of overseas aid only to countries without a "credible prospect of escaping mass poverty over the next generation.""Properly justified, and clearly bounded, most British people have the decency to support turning despair into hope. But people should not be expected to aquiesce if co-erced through taxation into meeting need wherever on the globe it is found." "Why Poverty?" features five speakers on different aspects of the subject of poverty and is part of a pan-BBC season of programmes on the topic.Click here to access the lecture

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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