Sunday, May 14, 2006

The Poverty of the "Progressives"

Edward Lucas has posted the text of a sermon he is to give in Canterbury Cathedral this evening on the occasion of Christian Aid Week. "It is a tragedy," he sayds, "that anti-poverty campaigners in the west have allowed themselves to be conned by the self-interested protectionist arguments of rich people in poor countries. Protecting the corrupt, incompetent and uncompetitive producers and providers of goods and services in poor countries levies yet another tax on people who are least able to pay."

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