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Comment 25 by Steve Zara

If there really was a great desire to get rid of starvation in the world it could easily be done by halving defence budgets and putting taxes on the rich back to what they were only decades ago. The amount of money tucked away overseas in tax havens is trillions of dollars.

While this is true, I think we would also have to get rid of ignorant selfish corrupt governments and anti-science evangelists in those areas, before much progress could be made. A lot of aid programmes are like pouring water into buckets with holes in, or putting sticking plasters on bullet wounds.

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 08:38:48 UTC | #950481