Economists disagree. It’s so common that there are jokes about. For example,
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If all of the economists in the world were laid end-to-end they would scarcely reach a conclusion.
Langford, M. (2010). A poverty of rights: six ways to fix the MDGs. IDS bulletin, 41(1), 83-91.
In this paper, Langford described the inadequacy of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and suggested ways in which a refocus on, and a normative framework based on, human rights could, in his words, “fix the MDGs.” Before I reflect on the substance of his writing, I wish to express how heartened I am that Langford, and presumably others like him, have chosen to work with the enterprise of the MDGs instead of abandoning it all together. 532 more words
The penny has finally dropped after weeks and weeks of searching for some kind of credible statistics I have finally come to the conclusion that they don’t exist. 806 more words