05 June 2012

Look Away

"Instead of focusing on the issues that have the most vocal proponents or the most heart-wrenching pictures, looking at costs and benefits puts the focus on solutions that will do the most good for the least money." ~ Bjørn Lomborg
That is one way to think about the relation between depictions of human suffering and mobilizing policies and politics to remedy the sources of that suffering. Avert your eyes altogether, the images are necessarily a distraction.

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