Destroying Libya’s Welfare State

Yhdysvaltain metallityöläisten liiton johtomiehiin lukeutuva Don Kovalik kirjoittaa Libyan hyvinvointiyhteiskunnan tuhoamisesta.

Of course, had NPR gone further, they could have also explained that, according to the statistics of the United Nations Development Programme, Libya, at the time of the NATO invasion, had the highest human development indicators (which measure levels of health, education and income) in all of Africa, with a life expectancy of 74.5; undernourishment of the population at under 5%; and adult literacy at over 88%. Libya was in fact ranked 53 in the world out of 169 comparable countries, ranking, for example, above Turkey, (post-Soviet) Russia, Brazil and Costa Rica in terms of the human development indicators.

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