PAUL COLLIER ~ THE PLUNDERED PLANET ~ 2010

~ IWCANSTMP-T-ENAIOE-EEATS-OW-IIG ~ It Will Come As No Surprise To Most People – That – Economists Need An Injection Of Ethics – Either Economics Attracts The Selfish – Or Worse – It Inculcates Greed

~ PGLU ~ Plunder Goes Largely Unrecognized

~ S-LI-TM-RTA-TE ~ Sanity – Lies In – The Middle – Rather Than At – The Extremes

~ NA-HN-NO ~ Natural Assets – Have No – Natural Owners

~ PBA-EF-IWPOTBLS-A-AVOHNIW-TABMLP-EAOUAD-TPA-AG-TTPWTD-A-TIAFE ~ Polarized Between An – Ethical Framework – In Which People Ought To Behave Like Saints – And – A View Of Human Nature In Which – They Actually Behave More Like Psychopaths – Economist Are Often Unenthusiastic About Democracy – They Prefer An – Authoritarian Government – That Tells People What To Do – And – Takes Its Advice From Economists

~ IINNFOPT-ATEOSA-IOFTT-WTGTB-CON-RT-P ~ It Is Not Necessary For Ordinary People To – Adopt The Ethics Of Saintly Ants – In Order For Them To – Want Their Governments To Be – Custodians Of Nature Rather Than – Plunderers

~ DGA-G-CV-S-ETTDGIDTBFTTV ~ Democracy Generates Accountability – Given – Citizens Votes – Should – Empower Them To Discipline Governments Into Doing Their Best For The Typical Voter

~ TF-STG-B-DNHT-PFTS-WNKT-S-IMDTPA ~ The Factory – Sells The Goods – But – Does Not Have To – Pay For The Smoke – We Now Know That – Smoke – Is More Damaging Than Previously Appreciated

~ A-CH-NA-CT ~ A – Common Harm – Needs A – Common Tax

~ TRNTBCIP ~ The Responsibility Not To Be Complicit In Plunder

~ TD:’HIHNFP-SEWHDS’-CNIAACOL-A-ISLUU ~ The Defence: “Had I Had Not Facilitated Plunder – Someone Else Would Have Done So” – Cuts No Ice In A Court Of Law – And – It Should Leave Us Unmoved

~ IPR-ACRFTCOTNW-T-GWHTDI ~ If People Recognize – A Common Responsibility For The Custody Of The Natural World – Then – Governments Will Have To Deliver It

~ GPIITPTS ~ Good Public Investment Is The Place To Start

~ WWTFTOU? ~ What Will The Future Think Of Us?