Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
This year's World Economic Forum, more than usual, prompted a spirited round of elite bashing, which has now become the trendy political posture on both right and left.The share of the global population living in these dire conditions has gone from 36 percent to 10 percent, the lowest in recorded history.Undernourishment has fallen 41 percent, and maternal deaths (women dying because of childbirth) have dropped by 43 percent over roughly the same period.The figures pertain to the world in general, not America.There have been monumental improvements in access and opportunity for large segments of the population that were locked out and pushed down.The poverty gap between blacks and whites has shrunk (but remains distressingly large).The number of female CEOs at Fortune 500 companies has gone from one to 24 over the last 20 years. Female membership in national legislatures of OECD countries has almost doubled in the same period. After 400 years of slavery, segregation and discrimination in America, blacks have been moving up.
‘America First’ has created a less stable world
National service can mend the country
A better strategy for Democrats
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE