It’s been a while since last time, but I used to collect unanswered questions that have come up in past blogposts. Here is a new batch:
(1) This one is from drogbascountry:
Many people in the large middle class area of Cocody, as elsewhere, own homes that are worth a lot of money, and the roads are filled with large expensive saloon cars and 4×4. […] you often see finer cars than you see in Paris, clubs where champagne is drunk like orange juice and vast mansions in Cocody?
So where does the money come from?
I tried to answer in the comments, but I think there’s more to say on this one.
(2) In the post about Customs I found a graph of US government spending from 1870. One of the expenditure categories was “Indians”. I have a feeling this spending didn’t do the Indians much good, probably quite the opposite, but what was it?
(3) Why are there so few apartments for sale in Abidjan, and instead whole buildings are for sale? Mentioned in the Abidjan Real Estate post.
(4) How is the GDP for the Ivory Coast put together? What are the various components? / what assumptions are made? / how is the informal sector treated? I have no idea, but I’d really like to know, and it should be possible to figure out.
(5) How would the Ivory Coast be affected by a break-up of the Eurozone? This one might be impossible to know for sure, but it’s a good topic for speculations.