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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Sir Bob Geldof and Africa

Check out thisIndepundit post about Smash, and a bunch of other bloggers, doing a phone conversation with Sir Bob on his Live 8 project to help reduce poverty in Africa. Based upon the partial transcript in Smash's post and a quick look at the Live 8 site, this is a campaign I can certainly support.

2 Comments:

Anonymous tsykoduk said...

Wooooah there. When I brough up one.org (which Live8 is part of) you were all moany about how you did not agree with it. It's all the same bloody thing!

:)

6/07/2005 04:12:00 PM  
Blogger Dave Justus said...

I was never against the cause, just the methodology. One.org seems more concerned with having a trendy cause and throwing money at the problem.

Geldof and Live8 seem to be seriously looking at the fundamental problems and trying to find answers. Bringing up Adam Smith helps convince me he is serious as well.

I certainly want to help Africa. I don't want to throw money at a problem and end up simple strengthening warlords and dictators however. To get my support for a cause like this, you have to convince me that you are smart and serious about solving the fundamental issues.

6/08/2005 04:13:00 AM  

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