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Newsletter - Issue 28

The latest issue of theIU newsletter is available to view online.  It shares with you the outlines for meeting the challenges of the current economic situation and member news from around the world.

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Issue 28: May 2008

The Silver Bullet

Face it. The world is no closer to consigning poverty to history. Why is there still poverty from whole countries of the poor South, to the back streets, slums and trailer parks of the rich West? The good intentions, the money, the rhetoric, the pity and the media histrionics are but pinpricks to a world-rampaging monster. They say there is no silver bullet. Neither Geldof or Bono, nor the United Nations, nor the vast assembled hosts of international aid and development agencies have the answer. Doesn t every citizen of the world have an equal right to the good life? With so much wealth in the world, why are so many of us so poor, when we could rid ourselves of this monster? And the fact is, there is only one way to kill poverty…

The Silver Bullet

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The Earth Rights Institute online education program

The people of Africa do not need aid. They can fund their infrastructure out of their own resources - the rents that are being sieved out of the continent. This self-funding mechanism (described in Ch. 5 [§3]) is the solution that economists choose to ignore. If you want to prove them wrong on behalf of the dollar-a-day billion, the starting point is for you to join the education program that has started in the West, which will eventually oblige politicians to take action on behalf of the bottom billion.

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Rent! The final economic frontier

The key to a lasting peace between the Jewish Israelis and the Arab Palestinians is the payment of rent for land. Palestinians and Israelis fight and kill for land, yet paying rent for land remains an unknown concept. This illustrates the importance of understanding basic economics.

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From Public to Private Domain in a Blink of an Eye

Ed Dodson’s paper investigates the transition of land into private domain  and role of land speculation in the expansion of the United States west of the Mississippi River

The discovery by European explorers of the vast and thinly-populated western hemisphere set into motion a migration of groups from the Old World that eventually overwhelmed others who for tens of thousands of years slowly created their own distinct civilizations. The fate of the First Americans was sealed, their displacement (and in some cases annihilation) secured as soon as they became dependent upon the weapons and other goods introduced by Spanish, French, English and other European traders

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The IU Mission

IU President, Fernando Scornik Gerstein, explains why we can’t make poverty history under the current rules of the game.

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Silver Bullet I - The Human Right

Economists say there is no ‘Silver Bullet’ - but with such wealth in the world, why are so many still so poor?

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Global Conference Announced

The IU has confirmed that the next global conference will be held in London in April 2010.  Arrangements are currently being made and further details will be announced shortly.

Silver Bullet II - The Poverty Maker

Fred Harrison takes us to Africa and shows how poverty can really be made history.

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The People’s Budget 1909 - 2009

Ron Banks asks Parliament to undo the harm it unleashed on British people 100 years ago.

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