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Economists Criticize Proposed U.N. Development Goals

Financial Times: Proposals for U.N. development goal face criticism
“Proposals for a new set of U.N. development goals, used to shape national and international policies for raising living standards, have been criticized by the Copenhagen Consensus Center, a think-tank founded by the Danish environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg. A group of 32 economists who reviewed the proposals concluded that many targets were either excessively vague or too expensive to meet, according to an analysis published by the Copenhagen center on Wednesday…” (Crooks, 8/27).

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