Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Poverty tax

Lula , Chirac and Zapatero are  talking about a global tax to alleviate poverty in the world. This is contrasted to the US, allegedly exclusively, military approach (France Inter, 21 Sep).  A listener pointed out that at international gatherings the most luxury cars seem to belong to the poorest nations. They, of course, have dictatorial regimes. 

Then, Bush proposed establishing a democracy fund within the United Nations.

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