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George Ayittey:
Gazzelle ed Ippopotami: George Ayittey@TED

TEDGlobal 2007 · 17:50 · Filmed Jun 2007
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George Ayittey: Gazzelle ed Ippopotami: George Ayittey@TED
17:50 · Filmed June 2007 at TEDGlobal 2007 · Subtitles available in 20 languages

E' solo con grande fatica che l'economista ghanese George Ayittey, in questo suo emozionante intervento, riesce a controllare la sua rabbia contro i leader corrotti, i cosiddetti "ippopotami" (pigri, irascibili, avidi) che hanno rovinato, a suo avviso, l'Africa postcoloniale. Perché, allora, rimane ottimista? Grazie ai "ghepardi", una nuova stirpe di Africani che può riportare in Africa, "un villaggio alla volta", quei mercati e quelle istituzioni che hanno funzionato per secoli.

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Economist George Ayittey sees Africa's future as a fight between Hippos — complacent, greedy bureaucrats wallowing in the muck — and Cheetahs, the fast-moving, entrepreneurial leaders and citizens who will rebuild Africa. Full bio
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