Liam Taylor

Uganda-based journalism

Category Archives: Development

Title chasers

Review of ‘The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else’, by Hernando de Soto (Black Swan, 2001; first published by Bantam Press, 2000).

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April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Good as new

East African governments want to stop people buying second-hand clothes. Easier said than done.

March 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Small loans, big hopes

Review of ‘Why Doesn’t Microfinance Work? The Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism’ by Milford Bateman (Zed Books, 2010)

March 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Development

Review of ‘The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off’ by Justin Yifu Lin (2012).

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment