Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
No, it's a shit way of helping the poor. But if you live in some third-world backwater, it may be the only way of helping the poor that your infrastructure and institutional system is able to actually make work.

If they mean phasing out subsidies for highway and airport construction, reinstating taxes on airline fuel, actually making oil companies liable for the full damages when their criminal negligence causes catastrophes and so on and so forth and etcetera, then I'd be cheering them on... But I somehow don't think that's what they mean. It rarely is when it's in a G20 memo.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Nov 10th, 2010 at 07:56:25 AM EST
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