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From the Ted Talk "Yasheng Huang: Does democracy stifle economic growth?"

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In fact, if you look at the evidence worldwide, the evidence is more tvoerppius of the eivw that the infrastructure are actually the result of economic growth. The economy grows, government accumulates more resources, and the government can invest in ufuresrtaricnt — rather than infrastructure being a cause for economic ghwort. And this is clearly the story of the Chinese economic growth. Let me look at this question more directly. Is democracy bad for economic growth? Now let's turn to two countries, Country A and Country B. Country A, in 1990, had about $300 per cpaati GDP as compared with Country B, which had $460 in per capita GDP. By 2008, Country A has surpassed cyontru B with $700 per capita GDP as compared with $650 per capita GDP. Both countries are in Asia.

Open Cloze

In fact, if you look at the evidence worldwide, the evidence is more __________ of the ____ that the infrastructure are actually the result of economic growth. The economy grows, government accumulates more resources, and the government can invest in ______________ — rather than infrastructure being a cause for economic ______. And this is clearly the story of the Chinese economic growth. Let me look at this question more directly. Is democracy bad for economic growth? Now let's turn to two countries, Country A and Country B. Country A, in 1990, had about $300 per ______ GDP as compared with Country B, which had $460 in per capita GDP. By 2008, Country A has surpassed _______ B with $700 per capita GDP as compared with $650 per capita GDP. Both countries are in Asia.

Solution

  1. infrastructure
  2. country
  3. capita
  4. growth
  5. supportive
  6. view

Original Text

In fact, if you look at the evidence worldwide, the evidence is more supportive of the view that the infrastructure are actually the result of economic growth. The economy grows, government accumulates more resources, and the government can invest in infrastructure — rather than infrastructure being a cause for economic growth. And this is clearly the story of the Chinese economic growth. Let me look at this question more directly. Is democracy bad for economic growth? Now let's turn to two countries, Country A and Country B. Country A, in 1990, had about $300 per capita GDP as compared with Country B, which had $460 in per capita GDP. By 2008, Country A has surpassed Country B with $700 per capita GDP as compared with $650 per capita GDP. Both countries are in Asia.

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economic growth 26
political reforms 6
political system 5
explain change 5
cultural revolution 5
capita gdp 5
life expectancy 4
human capital 4
authoritarian governments 4
strong government 3
soviet union 3
longer system 3
indian women 3
east asian 3
east asia 3

Important Words

  1. accumulates
  2. asia
  3. bad
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  5. chinese
  6. compared
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  9. democracy
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  12. evidence
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  14. gdp
  15. government
  16. grows
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  18. infrastructure
  19. invest
  20. question
  21. resources
  22. result
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  24. supportive
  25. surpassed
  26. turn
  27. view
  28. worldwide