[OPE] World Bank president Robert B. Zoellick and the flow of knowledge

From: Jurriaan Bendien <adsl675281@telfort.nl>
Date: Thu Sep 30 2010 - 16:31:39 EDT

Robert Zoellick (World Bank president) speaking in Georgetown has an
interesting turn of phrase:

"The flow of knowledge is no longer North to South, West to East, rich to

Given this flowing movement in the economist's compass (with the emphasis on
"mist"), he suggests "democratizing" development economics, as a sort of
"what do you think of it?" outreach. Not quite so radical as the
democratizations proposed by the German Left Party perhaps, but similar.

All that is lacking now, is an understanding of what democracy is about.


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