Indonesian Presidential candidate Gita Wirjawan
is talking up the "democratic dividend".
It's a pun on the "demographic dividend" so beloved of the foreign analysts who write hubristic reports about Indonesia's
This particularly laughable example from McKinsey, mostly based on interviews the then Trade Minister Mr. Wirjawan and his like, pimped the wonders of Indonesia's demographic dividend just a few months before the economy (and the rupiah) went into a nosedive.
appears to hope that this year's elections will give a boost to the economy.
And they almost certainly will.
As a former Minister of Trade (and former head of JP Morgan bank
in Indonesia), Gita Wirjawan
must understand the implications of this trickle-down-corruption better than most.
The "democratic dividend" comes at a price,.
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March 3rd, 2014 | Tags: Corruption, Elections, Gita Wirjawan
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