In need of a broader view

  • 1999-09-23
  • By Ernst van Koesveld
It is hammering on an open door to say that man shall not live by bread alone. The old wisdom and simple truth, however, is often overlooked in shaping public policy and day-to-day business.To put it somewhat differently, what we call "development" should be broader than material well-being and economic growth alone. It is puzzling to read the new Latvian prime minister repeating the old mantra "There is no better social policy than a flourishing economy." (TBT #169). During the last decades, exactly this point of view has been criticized by many, including the United Nations Development Pr...
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