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Drumbeat: July 7, 2012

The real difference between the Global South and the North in facing this problem is that, in the Global South, government — the public sector — has been systematically dismantled, on the orders of the IMF and the World Bank through structural adjustment programs, state assets have been privatized, and state capacity has been diminished. And so, people fall back, in the face of extreme weather, on their own devices, which in places like Kenya and Afghanistan are cheap AK-47s and raiding your neighbor’s cattle or turning to the drug trade. But in this country, there is still, despite a generation-long assault on the public sector and on government, which is picking up pace now, as we all know—there still is a public sector. And at these moments, another thing that’s missing from these discussions is not just the word "climate change," but the words "public sector." I mean, ...

Full article: http://www.theoildrum.com/node/9323

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