Responses to Summit

Costello went through all the documents relating to the summit, to see if there was anything at all on the global financial institutions. He said he looked hard and found nothing.

He failed to look hard. This is my submission.

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15 years ago

I think your post is interesting in that it highlights difference in attitudes between investing in human capital and “seeable” infrastructure (and just wasted money). It’s disappointing that politicians seem far less amenable to suggestions like yours (most of which are to do with the quality of human capital) than suggestions where you actually have to build something (a bridge, a road, something in a primary school…). I presume this is because they can actually point to something concrete at the end and get to say “I did this” no matter how worthless it is.

15 years ago

In fairness, too, that submission didn’t scream ‘global financial institutions’ at me.

And not one of those words actually appears in the document, so SEARCH(“GLOBAL”NEAR”FINANCIAL”NEAR”INSTITUTIONS”) would not have returned it :)

15 years ago

“He failed to look hard”

The story of his political life.