Daily Reminder: January 12, 2012

Assigned Reading:

“The Underlying Tragedy,” by David Brooks, New York Times
(http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/15/opinion/15brooks.html)

ON THE OVERARCHING LESSONS TAUGHT BY THE JANUARY 12, 2010 EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI:

“Over the past few decades, the world has spent trillions of dollars to generate growth in the developing world. The countries that have not received much aid, like China, have seen tremendous growth and tremendous poverty reductions. The countries that have received aid, like Haiti, have not.”

“Given the failures of macrodevelopment, aid organizations often focus on microprojects. More than 10,000 organizations perform missions of this sort in Haiti. By some estimates, Haiti has more nongovernmental organizations per capita than any other place on earth. They are doing the Lord’s work, especially these days, but even a blizzard of these efforts does not seem to add up to comprehensive change.”

299 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY
374 DAYS UNTIL JANUARY 20, 2013

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