hard heads soft hearts
Friday, July 24, 2009
Jeffrey Sach's testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Commitee, "Reforming US Foreign Assistance for a New Era":
". . .Third, the US should reorganize a considerable amount of its development efforts around a few strategic programs linked to sustainable economic development, including:
Agricultural productivity in low-income, food-deficit countries
Primary health care and disease control
Education for all
Basic infrastructure (roads, power grid, ports, airports, rail, connectivity)
Integrated rural development
Promotion of sustainable businesses
Climate change adaptation
In each of these areas, the US should champion a rigorous, scaled, multilateral effort consistent with achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the Climate Change objectives, and the other globally agreed development objectives. . ."
via Millenium Promise
I feel the need to change the name of this blog from "Hard Heads, Soft Hearts" to "Gorgeous Georgist".
"He was one of the great humanitarian French freethinkers; and the only thing wrong with them is that they make mercy even colder than justice." - GK Chesterton, "The Secret Garden".