Refugee and Prison Camp Economies: Lessons for All
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People studying world economies find the resilient economic system a fascinating subject. Refugees and prisoners live in the most extreme version of the welfare state. Unlocking human potential in such harsh and challenging conditions gives way to creative problem-solving. Soon they are forced to find ways to create means to support themselves. It is these times that foster entrepreneurship in these camps. There are extreme economies emerging in refugee and prison camps that can teach us about how a real economy works. 

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