里约不可持续的胡说

纽约—要是乔治·奥威尔还活着,看到如今游说集团各打各的算盘、数不清的钱被驶向“可持续发展”的诱人前景牢牢套住,他一定会感到既惊且怒。事实上,联合国的里约+20可持续发展会议是一次所有人各自争利的会议,许多人对里约地球峰会的主要遗留问题——气候变化等重大环境问题根本不关心。

因此,国际劳工组织和工会游说集团想方设法将“体面工作”加入到里约会议的七大主要议题中。我衷心祝愿世界各地所有人都能得到体面的工作。但这和环境和“可持续性”有关系吗?

没人会假装认为我们可以像变法术那样为非正式部门大量志向远大的穷困工人提供体面工作。这样的工作只能通过采取合理经济政策创造。事实上,许多发展中国家所面临的真正紧要的任务是实施通过加快增长扩大经济机会的政策。

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