Can you guess which 4 countries make up the MINT acronym??
NICs BRICs and MINTs, love it, good memorable acronyms.
Fascinating thought-provoking article, with relevance to so many topics - not only development, but population (advantages of a youthful population), globalisation, energy, etc. - there's even a titbit about a sinking slum in Indonesia due to over-abstraction...
Not sure about Mexico and Turkey having nearly £50K average incomes by 2050, but who knows??
I do love the way that the tired bi-polar LEDCs v MEDCs has developed (hope the new GCSE and A-level Specs reflect this!!!) - more complex now, but so much more dynamic and interesting :-)
I do wonder how much impact research / news stories like this have - i.e. will the mere suggestion that these countries are the likely places for fastest future growth lead to much greater investment and thus economic growth...?