博洛格和银行家

纽约——

诺曼·博洛格近期辞世给了我们一个很好的机会来反思当前的经济体系。因为他在“绿色革命”上的成就,拯救了世界上亿人口的粮食问题,改变了全球经济格局。博洛格由此获得诺贝尔奖。

在博洛格之前,世界面临着马尔萨斯式的恶梦:发展中国家不断增长的人口和粮食供应不足之间的尖锐对比。想象一下印度,如果5亿人口的温饱还没有解决,而人口却又翻了一番,这将会出现什么样的局面?在绿色革命出现之前,诺贝尔奖得主经济学家纲纳·缪达尔预测,亚洲将出现大幅度的贫困。然而,现在非但不是这样,亚洲现在已经成为世界经济发展的动力。

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