Poverty is the problem. Wealth is the solution.
The cited article confirms what I have suspected: The weblog writers who have influence are those who have specialized and have prepared themselves. They are not generalist ambulance chasers jumping from one mess to another while scrambling to gain enough background--"Economics? What is that?" then "Islam? What does that mean?"--to sound intelligent.As you have indicated several times recently, knowledge takes time to acquire and process.
It's a good thing that those who have infulence are those who are informed, right? What I find amazing and encouraging is the increased access the general public has to the debate and to information ---at least for those willing to invest their time and effort.
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