The UN's Millenium Project wants YOU . . . to fork over the cash so the UN can continue its proud tradition of wealth redistribution.
"We're talking about rich countries committing 50 cents out of every $100 of income to help the poorest people in the world get a foothold on the ladder of development," said Professor Sachs, who was appointed to lead the project by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2002.
No word yet on when the good professor will sell his $8.2 million Manhattan townhouse to feed the hungry.
Professor Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia and a specialist in economic development as well as health policy and management, said many poor countries were ready to move forward on many fronts, especially with infusions of aid to improve their administrative and information systems. "The problem is not really the range of issues," he said, "but the lack of financing."
Of course, a lack of financing. Poverty is always and everywhere the result of other people's stinginess. No other way to solve it but to impose a global income tax -- and shut down those brutal sweatshops!