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John Tirman

The divestment trap

By John Tirman
April 24, 2008

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DIVESTMENT from enterprises in countries beset with politically noxious regimes is a well-regarded and popular impulse. Such proposals always draw upon the experience of American campus activism pushing for divestment from apartheid South Africa in the 1980s. But not all divestment ideas are created equal, nor have equal merit. A bill to divest from Iran, now before the Massachusetts Legislature, ... (Full article: 642 words)

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