Dean Baker for Truthout: We now have good preliminary evidence that the investment boom exists only in the realm of political propaganda.
"In country after country, what people were saying is that we need to invest in our children, in our elderly, and in health care and education and environmental protection," he said.
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Timothy A. Wise is a senior researcher at the Small Planet Institute's Land and Food Rights Program, and a researcher at the Global Development & Environment Institute at Tufts University.