liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,
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World Bank Mission

Obama nominated a Korean-born physician to head the World Bank, a fellow named Jim Yong Kim. I am completely ignorant about World Bank. All these years I thought it was an organisation of bankers, bent on reaping profits from building dams in regions too poor to defend their turf. You mean that's not their mission? I finally looked it up and their official mission is to reduce world poverty and support development. Somehow that bit about "reduce world poverty" was completely lost on me. This doc Obama has nominated has worked in AIDS reduction, and is currently the president of Dartmouth. Obama trying to inject some reason and some humanity into the political workings of this world.
Tags: dams, obama, poverty, world
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