Stealing ahead

Just because you can make a profit, doesn’t make it right.

Oxfam has pointed a finger at the large private interests that are reserving African land for profit while displacing those who have lived on the land and depend on it. Five or six hundred years ago in EnglandĀ it was called enclosure and led to the displacement of many thousands who were treated as criminals.

But today it is called progress. The World Bank, a third of whose whose projects lead to involuntary displacement, apparently thinks it’s a price worth paying.

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