Making the poor transparent
In Israel too, the poor are becoming transparent in the eyes of large parts of the more well-to-do population and an increasingly large part of the political-governmental establishment, for whom there are no people behind the statistics.
In 1973 the World Bank convened the leaders of Botswana in the capital city of Gaborone to discuss of the findings of a survey of household incomes, for which I was responsible. During the discussion, when I saw the attitude of the local leadership to poverty and to the disparities in income distribution in their country, I had a revelation. I realized that Marie Antoinette was entirely...
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