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Trying to change NATO is a waste of time imo. It is from an Old World that no longer exists.

I wonder how many other international organizations are "from an Old World that no longer exists". The IMF and World Bank? The OECD? The UN? The EU?

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Feb 25th, 2009 at 10:36:07 AM EST
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The UN and the EU belong to my New World. Lots to complain about, but an entirely 'faith' based feeling that with enough effort, knowledge, transparency and compassion these two institutions can be improved. Large parts of the UN work quite well. The big ego part doesn't.

I don't know enough about the functions and practices of the OECD to know if it is useful or a hindrance. The IMF/World Bank monster should be rebuilt. A global organization that invests, regulates and assists in crisis is needed, but not like these.

Organizations such Médecins Sans Frontières and Reporters without borders, or any of the others (often French-founded like Écoles Sans Frontières), are inspiring. Inspiration is, imo, one of the main reasons we form societies.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Feb 25th, 2009 at 11:07:35 AM EST
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