> > >> and where and when they do not, >> > > (Capitalist Sub-Saharan Africa) > >
Sub-Saharan Africa is not capitalist, it's a mix of feudalism and anarchy. Capitalism requires private ownership rights. These only exist if an effective judicial system and police are in place so that contracts are enforced. I cannot buy a piece of land in Sub-Saharan Africa with a reasonable expectation that my contractual property rights will be respected or enforced. Also there's no free trade because most aspects of society are under the control of oligarchs. You cannot just start a company, for example, without paying or offering partnerships to people with local power. This is not capitalism. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.