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Where were you, Adam? The refugees from the South are finally on the agenda. Not one word about the decades long failures by the West (0,50 €)

We do not know exactly from which African countries the people who drowned in the Mediterranean came from. From the point of view of an analysis, it is not important. The failure of the North to help and guide economic and human development in Africa spans all of North Africa and almost everywhere South of the Sahara. Nothing exemplifies th…


This is the translation of an article that was published April 27, 2015 on flassbeck-economics. We are publishing one article in English every week to allow more readers to follow closely our analysis of global and European events. However, translation is not free and we have to ask for a contribution from our English speaking readers also.

We do not know exactly from which African countries the people who drowned in the Mediterranean came from. From the point of view of an analysis, it is not important. The failure of the North to help and guide economic and human development in Africa spans all of North Africa and almost everywhere South of the Sahara.

Nothing exemplifies the failure of Westerns policies better than the refugees that are currently dying at sea or end up on the shores of Europe as human wreckage. To the rich countries, these casualties are nothing more than a nuisance. It is only when the human catastrophe becomes disruptive in political terms (potential votes for the extreme right) that they can no longer look the other way. What is being done? A few million euro is made available for humanitarian help. Much more goes to early detection an…
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