Wednesday, July 22, 2009

UN Millenium Goals: History Repeats. Bad Ideas Recycled.

Aid Watch critiques the UN Millenium goals by comparing them to the pressing problems of the past and their unchanging approach to solving them. While no one is making the argument that it's the problems that are in dispute, the approach to solving them clearly is in question.

The debate is complicated by the demagoguery of those who seek unsustainable funding for their sometimes bloated bureaucracies and who place the blame on that "small zone of freedom" (ie markets/market failure) when the opposite is true. Their approach lends credence to the idea that it's never been about sustainable solutions but about consolidating power and control.

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