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Reader comment on item: The Palestinian Economy in Shambles

Submitted by Gunther H. Schiff (United States), Dec 27, 2007 at 17:25

It seems to me that the so called Exhilaration model referred to in this post turns logic and experience on its head. This logic is a bit rose colored. I am aware of no support for the assumption that poverty begets an intent and ability to improve the econoomic position of the society.

The US may have made some inroads into poverty - not much but some - by shutting down the faucet of governmental assistance, but the number of homeless and hopeless on skid row do not seem to have diminished. At the very least, to make this so called exhiliration to work, there has to be a job training and a job oppoertunity - both required along with a third element, a willing participant. Assuming that in "Palestine" willing participants are available and training could be made available, where do the graduates go after completing the training - there mjust be a job infrastructure which to the best of my knowledge does not exists, and will ot automatically arise when there are a few trained and willing applicants.


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