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"From the Ted Talk by Ashraf Ghani: How to rebuild a broken state"

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Second, textile. Trade is the key, not aid. The U.S. and euopre should give us a zero percent tariff. The textile industry is ibnrledciy mobile. If you want us to be able to compete with China and to attract investment, we could probably attract four to six billion dollars quite easily in the textile stoecr, if there was zero tariffs — would create the type of job. Cotton does not compete with opium; a t-shirt does. And we need to understand, it's the value chain. Look, the odrnariy Afghan is sick and tired of hearing about mrocericdit. It is iaomprntt, but what the ordinary women and men who engage in micro-production want is global access. They don't want to sell to the charity bazaars that are only for frieogerns — and the same bolody shirt embroidered time and again. What we want is a prenrtsaihp with the Italian design firms. Yeah, we have the best embroiderers in the world! Why can't we do what was done with nheotrrn Italy? With the Put Out system? So I think economically, the critical issue really is to now think through.

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Second, textile. Trade is the key, not aid. The U.S. and ______ should give us a zero percent tariff. The textile industry is __________ mobile. If you want us to be able to compete with China and to attract investment, we could probably attract four to six billion dollars quite easily in the textile ______, if there was zero tariffs — would create the type of job. Cotton does not compete with opium; a t-shirt does. And we need to understand, it's the value chain. Look, the ________ Afghan is sick and tired of hearing about ___________. It is _________, but what the ordinary women and men who engage in micro-production want is global access. They don't want to sell to the charity bazaars that are only for __________ — and the same ______ shirt embroidered time and again. What we want is a ___________ with the Italian design firms. Yeah, we have the best embroiderers in the world! Why can't we do what was done with ________ Italy? With the Put Out system? So I think economically, the critical issue really is to now think through.

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Original Text

Second, textile. Trade is the key, not aid. The U.S. and Europe should give us a zero percent tariff. The textile industry is incredibly mobile. If you want us to be able to compete with China and to attract investment, we could probably attract four to six billion dollars quite easily in the textile sector, if there was zero tariffs — would create the type of job. Cotton does not compete with opium; a t-shirt does. And we need to understand, it's the value chain. Look, the ordinary Afghan is sick and tired of hearing about microcredit. It is important, but what the ordinary women and men who engage in micro-production want is global access. They don't want to sell to the charity bazaars that are only for foreigners — and the same bloody shirt embroidered time and again. What we want is a partnership with the Italian design firms. Yeah, we have the best embroiderers in the world! Why can't we do what was done with northern Italy? With the Put Out system? So I think economically, the critical issue really is to now think through.

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