Monday, June 14, 2010

"The Saudi Arabia of Lithium" (III)

Many many folks have ridiculed the NYTimes "scoop" about mineral finds in Afghanistan. Be that as it may, it was still news to me. And seeing as I have long been worried about the ability of Afghanistan to function without billions in foreign aid every year, it's still good news. Many are worried about it become a kleptocracy or falling into the trap that Bolivia did. Or possibly being unable to develop the resources to mine them. My answer to that is: would it really be worse than what the country is now? At least someone will have money that didn't come from growing poppies.

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