"The bipolar pacific" – report

“While some Pacific islands have grown modestly and delivered better social and economic outcomes for their people, the large states that make up the bulk of the region’s population have stagnated at best and may be worse off today than at independence. These islands will decide the future stability and prosperity of the region.

The Pacific can only avoid looming economic, social, and political crises if its large economies dramatically reform their policies to encourage substantial employment creating growth. It is only a matter of time before the growing army of unemployed and underemployed turns from restless to violent.”

Full copy of “The bipolar Pacific”
Helen Hughes and Gaurav Sodhi / Centre for Independent Studies

http://www.apo.org.au/linkboard/results.chtml?filename_num=226407