Monday 31 January 2011

A great quote

If you don't share your stability and your economic success with the poor, the poor will share their instability and poverty with you.
(Omaru Sisay, 2010)

My wife, Emma, and I scribbled down this quote while watching the BBC Storyville documentary 'The Trouble with Pirates' that was broadcast in September and then again in December last year. One of the interviewees on that show was a specialist African analyst called Omaru Sisay who works for intelligence experts Exclusive Analysis in London. I thought we'd lost the quote, but it has just turned up at the bottom of a pile of papers. In a world which, by October this year, could have a population of 7 billion, the majority of whom live in 'less developed world' conditions, this quote is an intelligent warning.

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