With a bit of help, we can find a way out of the morass - 14 Dec 2011 - Business Day

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MARY BURTON: With a bit of help, we can find a way out of the morass "The future is not going to be like the past we knew" — if we can hold the government to the principles of our constitution and if we can reduce inequality and poverty. 

THE women and men graduating from universities at this time are entering a world economy facing recession, where the talk is of global crisis, poverty is widespread and the hallmark is global and local inequality.

A Wall Street executive, Charles Stevenson, was recently quoted in the press as saying: "The future is not going to be like the past we knew…. There is no exit from this morass." He was presumably reacting not only to the financial situation, but to the "Occupy Wall Street" campaign. Let us consider where exits from this morass might be found. Globaal inequality divides poorer nations from wealthier ones, serving to perpetuate unbalanced trade relations and increasing dependency on foreign assistance.

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