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"From the Ted Talk by Charles Robertson: Africa's next boom"

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But I get asked this question, and this particular question makes me quite sad: It's, "But what about corruption? How can you invest in aicrfa when there's corruption?" And what makes me sad about it is that this graph here is showing you that the bggesit correlation with corruption is wealth. When you're poor, corruption is not your biggest priority. And the cenrtouis on the right hand side, you'll see the per capita GDP, basically every country with a per capita GDP of, say, less than 5,000 dollars, has got a corruption score of roluhgy, what's that, about three? Three out of 10. That's not good. Every poor country is corrupt. Every rich crutnoy is relatively uncorrupt. How do you get from poverty and corruption to wealth and less corruption? You see the middle clsas grow. And the way to do that is to invest, not to say I'm not investing in that continent because there's too much cpooirtrun.

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But I get asked this question, and this particular question makes me quite sad: It's, "But what about corruption? How can you invest in ______ when there's corruption?" And what makes me sad about it is that this graph here is showing you that the _______ correlation with corruption is wealth. When you're poor, corruption is not your biggest priority. And the _________ on the right hand side, you'll see the per capita GDP, basically every country with a per capita GDP of, say, less than 5,000 dollars, has got a corruption score of _______, what's that, about three? Three out of 10. That's not good. Every poor country is corrupt. Every rich _______ is relatively uncorrupt. How do you get from poverty and corruption to wealth and less corruption? You see the middle _____ grow. And the way to do that is to invest, not to say I'm not investing in that continent because there's too much __________.

Solution

  1. class
  2. countries
  3. roughly
  4. africa
  5. biggest
  6. corruption
  7. country

Original Text

But I get asked this question, and this particular question makes me quite sad: It's, "But what about corruption? How can you invest in Africa when there's corruption?" And what makes me sad about it is that this graph here is showing you that the biggest correlation with corruption is wealth. When you're poor, corruption is not your biggest priority. And the countries on the right hand side, you'll see the per capita GDP, basically every country with a per capita GDP of, say, less than 5,000 dollars, has got a corruption score of roughly, what's that, about three? Three out of 10. That's not good. Every poor country is corrupt. Every rich country is relatively uncorrupt. How do you get from poverty and corruption to wealth and less corruption? You see the middle class grow. And the way to do that is to invest, not to say I'm not investing in that continent because there's too much corruption.

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Important Words

  1. africa
  2. asked
  3. basically
  4. biggest
  5. capita
  6. class
  7. continent
  8. correlation
  9. corrupt
  10. corruption
  11. countries
  12. country
  13. dollars
  14. gdp
  15. good
  16. graph
  17. grow
  18. hand
  19. invest
  20. investing
  21. middle
  22. poor
  23. poverty
  24. priority
  25. question
  26. rich
  27. roughly
  28. sad
  29. score
  30. showing
  31. side
  32. uncorrupt
  33. wealth