Thursday, July 01, 2010

Sachs Bomb

People, Jeffrey Sachs is pissed! I know, I know, what else is new, right?

But in this case he's mad because aid from the G-8 nations to the world's poor went up by $40 billion relative to 2004!

You see, the G-8 leaders pledged in their 2005 summit to raise it by $50 billion.

For this offense, he argues that the G-8 should be disbanded!

I don't even know what that means, that the component countries should cease to exist? That they shouldn't be allowed to meet? Or make statements? Or give aid?

He also seems angry that aid to non-African poor went up by more than was promised.

Dr. Sachs is definitely not a "glass half full" kind of guy.

Face it people, we are all evil. Like the great Louis C.K. says people are dying every day and we drive around in fancy cars with that knowledge in our heads.


Tom said...

I will start with a big huzzah for Photo Ops, at least as compared to "serious global governance."

Yes, people around the world are dying -- at roughly three per second. So let's start with the assumption that foreign aid will somehow affect this. Then comes the question: what the hell planet is this?! The record of aid for actual improvement of anyone's life is dismal, IIRC.

Here's a way to use $50B to really help the world's poor: use it to pay bribes to nativists to sign a contract to just STFU about open borders. Then many people stuck in rotten poverty will have a chance.

(One of my buttons got pushed.)

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