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Doctors Go Bananas


Tanzania, a socialist nation, decided to curb the fees of doctors. After all, in a socialist state, all must pitch in equally. Since the majority of the doctors were trained elsewhere, they, like their U.S. counterparts, had large schooling fees to repay and what the government decided to allow MDs was generally held to be insufficient-nonetheless the curbing of fees was a governmental fiat. At the same time, the raising of bananas, because of exports and the capacity to earn foreign exchange, saw an exemption on income limits for banana growers. Soon the doctors had become banana growers and there were no more doctors. - Edo McGowan



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