Romer Offers More Complaints in the Economist
The Honduras government agreed in December to set up the transparency commission; it included George Akerlof, an economist, and Ong Boon Hwee, a former senior executive at Singapore Power. But it has yet to publish a decree to give the body legal clout. Mr Romer deplores what he calls “an overt act of deception”. In the meantime Mr Strong has struck his own deal, for a “less far-fetched” project that aims to create jobs and cheap housing.