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Great perspective of some of the worlds problems, BAD SOUTIONS
on July 13, 2014
Though I think Perkins gives an excellent perspective on some of the problems facing the worlds today, his solutions to these problems are not what I would expect and I don't believe they will work. For someone that calls himself an Economic Hit Man I would expect him to be more aware on the science of economics!
For example, he says that if we want to make a change in the world then we need to sop buying all goods made by people in harsh conditions and sweatshops. This doesn't solve any problem it simply makes sweatshops and such go out of business or pay even lower wages, which is worse for the community than crappy working conditions. Before you shoot down what I just said I recommend you study economics and a great and easy place to start is by reading "Naked Economics" by Charles Wheelan.
There are many more examples of his solutions that I think do more harm to the very poor communities he is trying to help, albeit unintentional.