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Population Mobility as check on abusive government

October 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Pre-Colonial African politics was very fluid in possibility of people just leaving. This acted as a check on bad governance. Today it is mobility of capital that is supposed to discipline states, but fixing citizenship removes the other alternative, the mobility of people.

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Weed legalization in Lebanon

October 1, 2013 Leave a comment

I knew that it made up to 50% of the budget of the Lebanese state pre 1990, and that it was Michel el Murr as Interior Minister who really cracked down on it as a result of American pressure in exchange for arms to the military I think, but I didn’t know that it was legalized by Kameel Chamoun when he was president. Pretty cool.

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