How Do Nations Develop?

It is Christmas Day, and we are out on the town padded to the neck against the brutal Chicago cold. The time is somewhere between 7 and 8, but the night feels much older. I am 1 of 4 Nigerians, and I am the only tourist — the others are immigrants. While waiting in line with our pop corn & drinks to see the new Matrix movie, a staff of the cinema approaches us and tells us that we need to evacuate the building. The details are vague, but it appears there is a fire…

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