Jeffrey Sachs: Western politicians are dire, but we mustn’t despise government (The Guardian)
Jeffrey Sachs, Friday December 16, 2011
The year 2011 will be remembered as the year of failed summits. Governments proved themselves time and again to be failures at addressing the growing crises engulfing the world, whether the eurozone debacle, climate change, or budget politics in the US and Europe. Next year is likely to be worse, as electoral politics will further impede decision-making in the US, France and several other countries.
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