THE QUESTION

In the future, global prosperity will present more of a threat than poverty, according to a recent Post op-ed. Is this just rich-American rhetoric, or is the world really getting too prosperous for its own good?

Posted by Lauren Keane on January 22, 2008 10:36 AM

FROM THE PANEL

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar is the Consulting Editor of The Economic Times, India's largest financial daily. He writes a popular weekly column, titled Swaminomics in the Times of India. He spends roughly half the year in New Delhi and half in Washington D.C., where he is a research fellow at the Cato Institute and an occasional consultant to the World Bank. He has been the editor of India's two main financial dailies, The Economic Times (1992-94) and Financial Express (1988-90). He was also the India Correspondent of the British weekly, The Economist, for most of two decades between 1976 and 1998.

Prosperity – It’s All Relative

Relative poverty is insoluble: no matter how rich a society becomes, it will never go away.

Swaminathan A. Aiyar New Delhi, India | 12 COMMENTS
Jan 23, 2008 at 10:40 AM
Lamis Andoni is a Middle East consultant for Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based news station. She has been covering the Middle East for 20 years. She has reported for the Christian Science Monitor, the Financial Times and the main newspapers in Jordan. She was a professor at the Graduate School in UC Berkeley.

Prosperity? We're Not There Yet

Lamis Andoni Doha, Qatar | 4 COMMENTS
Originally from Pakistan, Anwer Sher is based in Dubai and writes for Gulf News, Khaleej Times and Emirates Today. His varied career experience includes banking, consulting, and real estate development. He has a Masters degree in International Relations.

The Prosperity Divide

Anwer Sher Dubai, UAE | 7 COMMENTS
Miriam Leitao is a reporter and columnist for O Globo and Radio CBN in Brazil. She is also a commentator on Globo TV Network and runs her own blog, www.miriamleitao.com, hosted at Globo online at www.oglobo.com.br. She was awarded Columbia University’s Maria Moors Cabot Prize in 2005.

There’s No Free (Prosperous) Lunch

Miriam Leitao Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 4 COMMENTS
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» Quinn | Mr. Gerson wrote "the crisis of prosperity is growing -- but it is still better than the alternative." He is aware that the prosperity of today could ...
» Mohamed MALLECK, Swift Current, Canada | Ms. Leitao writes " But at the same time, the U.S. refuses its role as a natural leader in this process of changing the pattern of development." Well...
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