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“The End of Poverty”: The globalization of the unreal and the impoverishment of all Author Bernt Pölling-Vocke Education House 235 Willis Street Wellington, New Zealand E-mail: [email protected] Date 05.10.2005 1
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2 INDEX OF CONTENTS 1 I n t r o d u c t i o n 4 2 P o v e r t y 7 2.1 Lives and times of poverty 8 2.2 Definitions of poverty 11 2.3 Poverty as we know it 14 2.4 “Left behind”: the rising tide of 19 globalization and the boatless 3 Jeffrey Sachs’ end of poverty 26 3.1 A short history of modern development 27 3.2 Clinical economics 33 3.3 The Millennium Development Goals 35 3.4 Indigenous neo-liberalism: “For God’s sake, please stop the aid” 38 3.5 Does aid work? 41 3.6 Why aid? 44 3.7 Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Sachs’ financing 47 3.8 Does “The End of Poverty” work? 51 4 And then what? What Sachs missed 55 4.1 How dire are these world affairs? 58 4.2 How we regard nature 66 4.3 How to regard nature 71 4.4 Our world: The myth of control 74 4.5 Deep Ecology’s platform 78 4.6 Are we getting happier? 91 5 And now what? 105 6 Bibliography 113
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3 LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS 1 AIDS Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndrom 2 CIA Central Intelligence Agency 3 GDP Gross Domestic Product 4 GNI Gross National Income 5 GNP Gross National Product 6 HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus 7 IMF International Monetary Fund (IMF) 8 IOC International Olympic Committee 9 IT Information Technology 10 MDG Millennium Development Goals 11 NGO Non-Governmental Organization 12 ODA Official Development Assistance 13 OECD Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development 14 OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries 15 p.a. per annum 16 PRGP Participatory Rural Governance Program 17 PRSP Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers 18 TRIPS Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property R i g h t s 19 US United States (of America) 20 UK United Kingdom 21 UN United Nations 22 UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
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4 I Introduction
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INTRODUCTION 5 1 Introduction In a world of affluence, roughly a sixth of humanity is too poor to live. Survival is a daily fight. Their plight, and the fortunes of those slightly better off, but far from prosperous, was addressed, not for the first time, in the Millennium Development Goals, ratified by all United Nations members in 2000. Progress, in line with past development struggles, has been excruciatingly slow. In some poverty- clusters of the world, there has hardly been any progress at all. In 2005, renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs illustrated how extreme poverty can be overcome. The End of Poverty: How we can make it happen in our lifetime , is Sachs’ analysis of prevailing poverty and a handbook for strategies to lift the entire world on the ladder of modern, economic growth. This thesis sets out to explain why Sachs’ nevertheless praiseworthy strategy globalizes the unreal
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