World Bank OnLine Poverty Discussion

Max Sawicky sawicky at
Mon Jan 10 06:24:55 PST 2000

I went to a panel at the AEA meetings in Boston on the WB report. I would caution list'ers that the report is likely to contain much useful material. You will not, of course, find much on how to fight poverty politically. You will find documentation of the extent of poverty in multiple dimensions (i.e., not only income). These dimensions will include the extent of democratic participation.

So keep your powder dry, why dontcha.



Put some radical heat on what looks like a liberal, charity, conscience salve what with that dreadful "empowerment" and "disempowerment" stuff floating in this announcement. From politics to a theraputic, depoliticizing rhetoric. Makes me wanna hurl...

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