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April 9 2014



From Loomnie Wed Apr 9 2014, 09:20:50

A couple of days ago on Twitter I promised to do a short reading list on economic informality. Here goes: The work that introduced the concept of informal economy:   Hart, K. (1973). Informal Income Opportunities and Urban Employment in Ghana. The Journal of Modern African Studies, 11(1), 61-89. See also, Leys, C. (1973). Interpreting African [...]

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October 2 2013



October 1 2013



June 26 2013

From Loomnie Wed Jun 26 2013, 04:27:56

The comment boards of articles about immigration are often filled with heart-wrenching stories of American engineers who can't find employment. They too blame foreigners for their woes. So what gives? Could there indeed be a vast conspiracy by the technology industry to exclude Americans from the innovation economy? The truth [...]

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June 20 2013

From Loomnie Thu Jun 20 2013, 05:58:08

1. The Late James Gandolfini, Star of The Sopranos, Appears on Inside the Actors Studio (2004)  2. 'Jews Aren't Allowed to Use Phones': Berlin's Most Unsettling Memorial 3. Oil companies in emerging markets 4. The case for an African customs union 5. How English sounds to non-English speakers  

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June 19 2013



June 13 2013

From Loomnie Thu Jun 13 2013, 10:44:29

Been quite busy these past few months. Which does not mean that I haven't been reading a lot of great articles that are worthy of sharing, or even that I haven't been sharing quite a bit of  them. I've been sharing, but mostly on FB ('friend' me if you use [...]

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June 11 2013



May 22 2013

From Loomnie Wed May 22 2013, 11:16:18

Ethnographic research with African traders and migrants in China. Research appetite adequately whetted by: Ghanaian merchant Ben Owusu-Achiaw said many of the African companies he works with have moved away from simple import-export operations because of competition from Chinese merchants. "Go to Makola Market," he said, referring to the biggest trading center in Accra. "Chinese traders [...]

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