In light of the recent events in Turkey and the censorship in Jordan, we're taking a look this week at the role of government in supporting entrepreneurs. How much involvement is too much? One intersting tale is that of the startup scene in Ethiopia, which has been both stymied and boosted by a controlling government. Should the government's responsibility in boosting an entrepreneurial culture be limited? Share your thoughts.
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