Pass the Books. Hold the Oil.

Via Scoop.itGeography Education
Education is a better economic driver than a country’s natural resources.

This New York Times article is compelling fodder for a discussion on economic development.  While having natural resources on the surface sounds like the best valuable asset for a nation economy, why does Friedman argue that an abundance of natural resource can hurt the national economy?  While an educated workforce is obviously an asset, just how important is it compared to other factors?
Via www.nytimes.com