Talking About Congo Economy – Part 1 of 4

A friend of mine and an innovative associate professor of economics and finance at St. John’s University in New York, Dr. Joyce Furfero, assigned the students in her class on Economic Growth and Development to read Heart of Diamonds and report on how the book reveals the state of economic progress in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After they’d read the book, I visited the class and discussed the social, political, and economic conditions. This is the first of four brief excerpts from that talk.

A Brief History of Congo and Heart of Diamonds (mp3)

Dave Donelson, author of Heart of Diamonds a about in the


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