March 6, 2012

Sanctions Hold Back Myanmar Reform

Joseph Stiglitz, Project Syndicate

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Here in Myanmar (Burma), where political change has been numbingly slow for a half-century, a new leadership is trying to embrace rapid transition from within. The government has freed political prisoners, held elections (with more on the way), begun economic reform, and is intensively courting foreign investment.

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