Choice quote

27 Apr

From this Guardian Global Development Blog post about Abhijit Banerjee, cofounder of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL):

Banerjee: We need to learn to work with political systems that are not perfect instead of taking the view: let’s first fix the politics, then we’ll fix the rest. I don’t believe the history of the last 200 years tells us that that’s how things work. So in that sense I don’t think we were saying politics is unimportant. We were saying: don’t assume that bad politics is the end of the story.

There is definitely a lesson in there for the Burma advocates.




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