Friday, October 3, 2008

Mary Hunt on the debate

No one raises fundamental moral questions about the nature of unfettered market capitalism, private property, or the common good. At best we hear a plea for an amorphous middle class, while the poor simply fade from view.

More here.

1 comment:

janinsanfran said...

Along these lines, I've been trying to relate the $700 billion our Congress just tossed to the Treasury Dept. to the cost of implementing the Millenium Development Goals.

According to one World Bank estimate [pdf] it looks as though the costs of doing the MDGs would be somewhat similar. But good cost estimates seem hard to find, perhaps reflecting the status of the MDGs as a sympathetic gesture, rather than a plan.