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In 2008, Ted examined the issues of corruption and economic development at the Goethe Institut in Los Angeles as part of the Zócalo Public Square lecture series. He argued that before we can help poor nations, we must first understand the violent, lawless thugs who have wrought havoc throughout the developing world. And to understand these gangsters, he said, we must first get inside their heads.

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