Tim Curtin was born in India in 1937. He was brought up and schooled in South Africa (1938–1955). He completed his first degree at the then University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and obtained his MSc Econ at the London School of Economics (1961–63). He lectured in economics at UCRN 1964–1966, and at the University of York (UK) 1966–1970. He then became an economic adviser variously in Tanzania, Kenya, London, Egypt, Nigeria, and Papua New Guinea (1970–1999). He is now retired and living in Canberra, Australia. His previous publications are listed at his website: www.timcurtin.com.David Lea was born in London England in 1946. He studied at the College of the Holy Cross, McGill University and the University of Ottawa from which he holds a PhD in Philosophy and a LLB. He currently teaches philosophy at the American University of Sharjah. His principal interests are in applied philosophy and he has published in journals such as the Business Ethics Quarterly and the Journal of Applied Philosophy. David Lea previously taught at the University of Papua New Guinea and has written extensively on social issues in Papua New Guinea with a focus on Melanesian land Tenure. Many of his publications appear in the Pacific Economic Bulletin.