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We should certainly post a link to the Anglo disease (ie a copy of my comment above) on their site. Can anyone do it, givne that I have no access?

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Nov 18th, 2008 at 06:05:06 AM EST
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by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Tue Nov 18th, 2008 at 06:57:17 AM EST
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The linked paper is also interesting:

ScienceDirect - Annals of Tourism Research : Competing industries in islands a new tourism approach

Competing industries in islands a new tourism approach

Mark P. Hamptona, and John Christensenb

aUniversity of Kent, UK

bTax Justice Network, UK
Submitted 27 March 2006. Resubmitted 19 December 2006. Resubmitted 9 March 2007. Final version 18 April 2007. Accepted 26 May 2007. Refereed anonymously. Coordinating Editor: David H. Harrison.  Available online 22 September 2007.

Many islands host both tourism and offshore finance, but their coexistence has been little researched. This paper examines their relationship via a case study of the British Channel Island of Jersey. Both sectors require labor, land, and capital--all frequently scarce in small islands. The study considers the nature of the relationship and resource competition. In light of the unusual context of small polities and the political power of external actors, it also analyzes the dynamics of tourism, offshore finance, and the state in islands. The overall impact of the relationship between tourism and offshore finance is further examined, to suggest how this affects islands' economic development.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Tue Nov 18th, 2008 at 07:00:38 AM EST
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