Monday, January 13, 2014

These are the good old days

I keep hearing about economic inequality, I guess that is only here in the West. In most (but certainly not all) other places, things are getting better. Nations that we refer to as 'developing' are becoming 'developed', and more people are being lifted out of extreme poverty. According to a British magazine called the Spectator, rising international trade increased wealth and community-based programs are the reasons for it, not government programs. It also mentions UN Millenium Goals (without bashing the UN, pleasant surprise) being met and exceeded.

Someone else drawing much of the same conclusions, but from a liberal perspective.

What do we have to look forward to this year? Worldwide hunger is being halved, more people around the world are literate, and certain diseases are being eliminated, largely because more people are getting vaccinated. Again, UN Development goals are being met. Not that it was the UN's doing necessarily, but they set the goals, and I was, quite frankly, skeptical of any of them being met.

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