.. in the midst of my exam cramming.
One of the best statements I’ve encountered from all of my reading about development economics:
“All this sounds paternalistic, and in a way, it certainly is. But then it is easy, too easy, to sermonize about the dangers of paternalism and the need to take responsibility for our own lives, from the comfort of our couch in our safe and sanitary home. Aren’t we, those who live in the rich world, the constant beneficiaries of a paternalism now so thoroughly embedded into the system that we hardly notice it?”
– Poor Economics (2011), Banerjee and Duflo