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Just found out about this guy. He's said to be one of the

worlds most influential economists.

"If we were to send teams of ?UN development inspectors? into the United States, the results would not be pretty. First, they would discover a nearly total disconnect between global commitments and domestic politics. Mr Bush has not discussed America's commitments at Johannesburg with the American people (and perhaps his aides have not even discussed them with the president).

"Second, they would find complete disarray with regard to the organisation, budgeting, and staffing necessary to fulfil the commitments. White House and State Department foreign-policy experts are overwhelmingly directed towards military and diplomatic issues, not development issues. Senior development specialists in the Treasury can be counted on one hand. America's government is not even aware of the gap between its commitments and action, because almost nobody in authority understands the actions that would be needed to meet the commitments."

http://www.economist.com/opinion/displayStory.cfm?story_id=1403544

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Sachs

Rob Boyter

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as we got the baddys out let the world do

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there share ok?

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(NT) (NT) It's just more Bush Bashing, HoHum

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Without passing judgement, very much a liberal

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and a darling of the liberal elite. George Soros, etc.

But yes, very influential. And a pal of Bono's.

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I find,as a fiscal conservative that Bush

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is a complete fool when it comes to our economy. But it is ok as the Arabs will buy this country out with the $$$$$ they get from us for their oil!

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Wrong gearup

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It will be China,they almost own you guys now.

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(NT) (NT) Sadly true. Check the foreign debt numbers.

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As an economist, it should be pointed out though

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that knowing the UN's history, it would be relatively easy for the USA then to bribe most into never finding a damned thing, right? And if they did, bribe them a little bit more to keep quiet about it and do nothing.

TONI

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ROTFLMHO - UN development - an oxymoron.

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Surprise! The UN might find a lot to criticize in the US. That is really a NEWS FLASH isn't it?

I imagine the solution would be quickly forthcoming. Dismember the US and distribute it among the developing nations. The parts, that is, that are left after Koffi, France, and Germany take their share of the spoils.

What a hoot!

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