Tropical Gangsters: One Man's Experience With Development and Decadence in Deepest Africa

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Publisher
Basic Books, Inc.
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ISBN
0465087582
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Part of Stetson Kennedy Library
Year
1990
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When Robert Klitgaard, an adventurous young economist and former Harvard professor, arrived in the steamy backwater of Equatorial Guinea as head of a World Bank program to rehabilitate its ruined economy, he soon discovered that beneath the placid surface of this tiny nation tere seethed a host of tropical gangsters:  corrupt government officials, capitalist cowboys, lazy "experts" paid through foreign aid, and fly-in, fly-out negotiators from international financial institutions.  "If we can turn this economy around," the author said optimistically on arrival, "we can do it anywhere."