The economic history of
the Republic of Liberia
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- Economic Stragegy to Implement Investment and
- As Offered by the Free Democratic Party for the Republic of
Liberia, 13 January 1995. A proclamation (Draft).
- Blinded By Free Trade And Comparative Advantage
- By Geepu Nah Tiepoh, The Perspective,
26 July 2000. The rhetoric about comparative advantage, free
trade and globalization with respect to rice imports rather
than self-sufficiency. Why Liberia needs to achieve food security
- IMF Team Finds Good And Bad News
- UN Integrated Regional Information Network, 9 October 2000.
A capitalist perspective on the economy. Liberia has failed
to satisfy the interests of international capital by a reducion
in the public sector and the liberalization of import policy.
Expenditures on security and presidential affairs were a key
factor in the deterioration of the performance of the fiscal
policy required by the IMF.
The history of the environment in the Republic of Liberia
- Logging Used To Fund Civil War In Liberia
- The Society for the Renewal of Nature Conservation in Liberia,
West Africa... USA.
Press Release, 15 September 1997. Logging
activities raise foreign capital to fund the civil war initiated
in late 1989. Other resource commodities which have bankrolled
the conflict include sales of Liberian diamonds, gold and rubber.
Most of the diamonds from Liberia probably go to Belgium and the
timber has French and Malaysian buyers.
- Liberia's rain forest vanishes as foreign logging
- By Ivan Watson, The Boston Globe, 20
May 2001. Becuase Indonesians and Malaysians drive the Oriental
Timber Company trucks, the forest exploitation does not mean
jobs. Loss of the vast majority of the pristine forests that
remain within the next 10 years. Government and foreign companies
have gold-rush like mentality. Timber is one of the few industries
remaining in the shattered economy.