Rent seeking in our [African] economies is not a more or less important phenomenon, as would be the case in most economies. It is the centerpiece of our economies. It is what defines and characterizes our economic life.
H.E. Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia, September 5, 2000. Tirada deste (ótimo) paper de Lant Pritchett sobre a (ausência de) retornos da educação para o crescimento.