January 21, 2012

Nobel Prizes and neoliberalism

Turns out that Barack Obama is not the most recent Nobel Peace Prize winner who drinks deeply from the cup of neoliberalism. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wants to sell much of her nation's land to foreign investors, much more than what she's already been selling.

And, much of what she has already sold, or sold rights to, has been to groups like loggers not known for their progressive thinking in general.

So, how peaceful will Liberia be in a decade, when more and more poor farmers, booted off their land and hungry, become unrestful?

And, if she's already been doing this for five years, contra the column's pleas, she's not going to change now.

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