Entrepreneurial Responses to Poverty and Social Conflict: The Enterprise Africa! Project

Economic Affairs, Vol. 27, No.2, pp 2-5, 2007

5 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2010  

Peter J. Boettke

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

The puzzle that is Africa has captured the imagination of scholars, intellectuals and policy-makers. Jeff Sachs, Bono and Bill Gates have become identified in the public mind with the project to end poverty and disease in Africa. There should be no doubt that the puzzle is real and the situation is tragic. Why has Africa lingered behind the developed world? How can so many suffer from extreme poverty (living on less than $2 a day) and from disease (malaria, TB and HIV)? Far too many Africans face a life of famine, disease, political corruption and war. Africa has more poor countries and more oppressive regimes in power than any other region of the world.address the puzzle of Africa are a modern version of large-scale planning.

JEL Classification: B53, O20

Suggested Citation

Boettke, Peter J., Entrepreneurial Responses to Poverty and Social Conflict: The Enterprise Africa! Project (2007). Economic Affairs, Vol. 27, No.2, pp 2-5, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1538593

Peter J. Boettke (Contact Author)

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