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    what does it mean?

    What does the "The resource curse is taking root."? The message is: the more a counrty has oil the less democratic it becomes, but what does taking root mean?


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    Re: what does it mean?

    starts growing ...


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    Re: what does it mean?

    Many countries that are rich with natural resources fall victim to poverty, corruption, civil war, or deep economic crises. This volume examines the paradox of the resource curse by addressing its root causes: a buyer's unfair advantage over a supplier; governments that unwisely live off their capital; insufficient investments in education; theft by political leaders; grievances in producing regions-and what can be done to resolve these issues.

    Is this a country with a relatively new-found resource which is now being exploited?

    A country with a rich resource should be happy and prosperous. Instead, some curse seems to come on the country, and it 'falls victim to poverty, corruption, civil war, or deep economic crises.' Since it is not witchcraft, the root causes can be traced to ..(as in the latter part of the paragraph).
    So- "The resource curse is taking root.

    means that the speaker can already see signs that these symptoms of 'the curse' are present in this country, and worse, are continuing to grow and increase - just like a weed, they are taking root!

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    Re: what does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Armenoid View Post
    What does the "The resource curse is taking root."? The message is: the more a counrty has oil the less democratic it becomes, but what does taking root mean?
    "To take root". means "To become (firmly) established."

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