The Axis of Feeble

June 11th, 2009

by Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort
Huffington Post

Throughout history the word “axis” has been commonly used in the West to denote the enemy that must be defeated. During World War II the enemy represented by Germany, Italy and Japan was denoted “the Axis Powers.” In the aftermath of September-11 former US President George W. Bush embraced the expression “Axis of evil” to denote the threat of international terrorism. We must today acknowledge the existence of an axis that has remained ignored. It is a lethal axis that originates and perpetuates poverty. It is an axis that feeds and fosters mafias, corruption, crime and terrorism. The Axis of feeble is our new enemy if we are to redefine capitalism and build a new economic architecture that works for the extreme poor.

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