Money as the yardstick for human accomplishment ... how grotesque is that?!
In Israel, U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney told an assembly of would-be donors:
Palestinians, whose lot has been largely shaped by Israeli dicta backed by American arms, were understandably outraged.As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality.
But for a would-be American president to take such a position heaps shame on an America that is already losing its balance by leaps and bounds. Sure, the moneyed may win the day, but the terrain they will now rule is as charred and sere as any hit by a wildfire in Arizona.