Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Need $15 Billion

Since September 11, 2001, The United States has launched a war on terror, but it has ignored the deeper causes of global instability.  The $450 billion that the United States will spend this year on the military will never buy peace if it continues to spend around one thirtieth of that, just $15 billion, to address the plight of the world’s poorest of the poor, whose societies are destabilized by extreme poverty and thereby become havens of unrest, violence, and even global terrorism.  (Jeffrey Sachs, The End of Poverty, New York: Penguin, 2006, p 1.)  

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