Nicholas Kristoff is an idiotposted by The Vidiot @ 3:15 PM Permalink And he's also deeply offensive. Behold, his latest screed:
Yet one of the great Western misconceptions is that severe malnutrition is simply about not getting enough to eat. Often it’s about not getting the right micronutrients — iron, zinc, vitamin A, iodine — and one of the most cost-effective ways outsiders can combat poverty is to fight this “hidden hunger.”Read the whole thing if you feel like boiling your blood today.
Not one word in the piece mentions that perhaps the MASSIVE inequalities in our economic system has led to a situation where people in one part of the world starve and people in another part of the world have to get gastric bypass to stop eating themselves to death.
Yeah, just help them get the micronutrients they need, and then they'll be all better.
God, how did we get cursed with such people as Kristoff?