Thursday, October 12, 2006


According to Walking the Talk

Some 80% of people live in developing countries and have
to live off 20% of the planet's goods.

David Henderson has an interesting comment about this statement.

The impression is conveyed that the goods and services that people, businesses and governments currently buy are somehow made available by 'the planet' and then unequally - and hence inequitably - distributed among countries. In fact, rich countries are rich because their citizens produce more per head, not because they have secured privileged access to 'the planet's goods', or to its 'resources'. (The Role of Business in the Modern World p. 91).

We must do some careful thinking before deciding who has sinned in this situation.

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