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Risky Business

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Here is an interesting grid; the x-axis shows the foreign direct investment in percentage terms, and the y-axis shows basically how nasty the place is from a human rights perspective. For instance, the London dot over on the lower right shows good human rights and high foreign investment, whereas the Dubai dot shows pretty high foreign investment but poor human rights. Beijing – – basically the rights suck, and almost no foreign direct investment.