In an analysis of Maine’s economic woes, a recent op-ed for the Bangor Daily News touched on an infamous problem in economic development: the natural resource curse. The piece supposed that Maine may be a victim of this curse, beholden to the whims of the timber industry. I think the author overstated the connection, but […]
Phoenix McLaughlin works at the National Endowment for Democracy helping to foster political development in Asia. Phoenix lives in Washington, D.C. now, but was born and raised in Norway, Maine. In between, he has studied and/or worked in Colorado, Nepal, India, France, Ethiopia, and Augusta. All opinions expressed on this blog are solely his own and do not represent his current or former employers.