This time is different?

No no no, I’m not jumping on or off the Rogoff-Reinhart bus, I’m asking WB president Kim Jim to get some historical perspective on the Western Messianic Impulse.

Here’s Kim, 4/17/2013: For the first time ever, we have a real opportunity to end extreme poverty within a generation.

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Here’s Harry Truman, 1/20/1949: “More than half the people of the world are living in conditions approaching misery. …For the first time in history, humanity possesses the knowledge and the skill to relieve the suffering of these people

Owen Barder provides a helpful compendium of these and other similar statements through the years.

16 thoughts on “This time is different?

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