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Undersea ruins and pre-abandoned ghost towns August 31, 2012

Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
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“Divers have found traces of ancient land swallowed by waves 8500 years ago. Doggerland once stretched from Scotland to Denmark.” Complete with awesome undersea photos.

Europe’s not the only place with underwater cities: 1339-year-old Shicheng City in east China is under a lake, and its carvings are remarkably well-preserved for it.

A pre-abandoned ghost town (in fact, a city) in Angola. Apparently China’s been investing in building these cities from the ground up, when it turns out almost nobody can afford to live in them.

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1. X - September 2, 2012

The Angola situation is a very good illustration of the fact that infrastructure does not create business. Business creates infrastructure. If you build roads and there’s no one to use them, you just wasted your money. Angola needs to focus on building its middle class through small business before it can expect people in slums to go directly into fancy new apartments.


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