Chief thieves

Roedde, Gretchen
February 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/3/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 3, p356
Academic Journal
The article describes the affluent as the chief thieves. It mentions that the affluent decide who will they protect with the global economic system and work to find a trillion dollars to bail out Wall Street investors but are unable to raise the fund needed to meet the Millennium Development Goals. They also buy goods for less than they cost to produce and their overconsumption adds to the pollution and environmental degradation. The author states that they should discard their role and work in order to ensure that global aid does not fall off the agenda.


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