Working for development doesn’t mean buying TOMS and it doesn’t mean inventing gimmicky water pumps. It means mobilizing, politically and socially, against the systemic causes of underdevelopment. It means fighting for an inclusive global tax body to prevent multinational corporations from hiding billions in tax dollars from the governments of developing countries. It means organizing against American agricultural subsidies that destroy the livelihoods of farmers in other countries. It means avoiding foreign policies that risk instability abroad in the name of protecting our narrowly defined economic interests. It means confronting our own biases, akin to any –ism, against the global poor. But most of all, working for development means recognizing that global poverty is our issue.
Privilege, Reduction, and a New Paradigm of Development
Mike Galant
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I learned so much from this paragraph. Thank you!