“Sustainable Justice” á la Rio+20?
Just this week, the Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives released a new report to the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit on Sustainable Development. The executive summary of No Future Without Justice begins with the heading, “The World in Need of Fundamental Change.” Major components of its “solution” include a “universal fiscal equalization scheme” and a “massive and absolute decoupling of well-being from resource extraction and consumption.”
The 18-member Group includes no Americans – but condemns the US and other governments for their dedication to economic growth, rather than spreading wealth, and demands that governments play a key role in promoting “sustainability” and welfare.
It is, in short, the total nanny state – but with little or no resource extraction or economic growth to support it.
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