Evo Morales on Ecoonomic and Environmental Policy
Submitted by Newton on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 06:40.
Last year Evo Morales Ayma, president of Bolivia since 2006 and the first indigenous Amerindian elected president of any country in South America, published a volume containing his messages on economic and environmental policies. It contains highly challenging ideas, often deliberately confronting those of the United States. Some of what he says is political hype and some of it seems out of touch with scientific thinking. But the same can be said for most of what US politicians have to say about those matters, and some of what he says invokes deep moral principles. The shame is that Evo Morales has been ignored by the US media, although his ideas deserve thoughtful discussion. I have made some notes from his book, which are attached. Although I have occasionally paraphrased in my own words [in square brackets], most of the notes are direct quotations.