by Russell Roberts featuring Frank Dikötter via EconTalk
Historian Frank Dikötter of the University of Hong Kong and author of Mao's Great Famine talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Dikötter chronicles the strategies Mao and the Chinese leadership implemented to increase grain and steel production in the late 1950s leading to a collapse in agricultural output and the deaths of millions by starvation.
by Burak Bekdil • July 30, 2018 at 5:00 am
- According to Turkish Philanthropy Funds, 40% of girls under the age of 18 in Turkey are forced into marriage.
- "Low education" means almost all of Turkey: The average schooling in the country is a mere 6.5 years.
- In January 2018, a government body under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's jurisdiction suggested that, according to Islamic law, girls as young as 9 and boys as young as 12 could marry.
- In Turkey you may abuse a 13-year-old and walk free, but you may not tease the president.