This Blog reviews, and generally extols the virtue of, trade and economic liberalization.  The positive effects of trade and economic reform are well documented here and elsewhere.  Having said that, there has seldom in recent years, been such compelling evidence of the ill effects of dictatorial, heavy handed and ham-fisted government intervention, as there exists in Zimbabwe today.  The Zimbabwean covers the detail of a recent UN report, claiming that foreign investment inflow has dropped 25% in one year (i.e. 2008).

The Zimbabwean – Investment inflows drop 25 percent