hard heads soft hearts

a scratch pad for half-formed thoughts by a liberal political junkie who's nobody special. ''Hard Heads, Soft Hearts'' is the title of a book by Princeton economist Alan Blinder, and tends to be a favorite motto of neoliberals, especially liberal economists.

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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
Sustainable energy
Sustainable water
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


Deep Thoughts:

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".