Sunday, June 23, 2013

Kasey Dufresne — Pathologies of Power

In the Forward to Paul Farmer’s Pathologies of Power, Amartya Sen writes on the importance of power in the developing world,
For example, if inequality of power, in different forms, is central to deprivation and destitution, then little sense can be made of the frequently aired and increasingly popular slogan, “I am against poverty, but I am really not bothered by inequality.” xvi.
Recognizing that power determines who will struggle to find adequate health, education, and dignity requires realizing that inequality matters. Inequality is of utmost importance to issues of development. Yet astonishingly, development economists ignore inequality.
Open Economics
Pathologies of Power
Kasey Dufresne

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