I often reference an EconTalk podcast with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita where he explains why communist dictatorships are well known for their health-care and literacy. I could never remember though whether that was in his first or second podcast. I decided to go back and check when making a comment to this post at Gene Expression about the difference in development in East and West Germany. It’s the first podcast, starting at about the 34th minute. It’s also the one that discusses the difference between King Leopold’s personal fiefdom of the Congo Free State and how he ruled the constitutional monarchy of Belgium.

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