RMI's "Dependency of the Mind" - Who said it?  Bottom

  • Who said it?"Under US assistance what has developed here is a dependency 'par excellence'.

    Even more damaging is the sad situation of the dependency of the mind-the feeling that we cannot do things for ourselves and that someone else has to do things for uswhich has taken root over the past forty years."

    However, with appropriate assistance from the ADB, World Bank, and IMF, "we can gradually break out of this dependency situation."

    Who said it and when?

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  • It was Finance Minister Ruben Zackhras in June 1992

    edited by: Kwajalein2004, Dec 28, 2009 - 03:02 AM

    They tell us what they do for us, yet what have they done to us?
  • Pardon me, Kwajalein2004, but I doubt such ironic eloquence could possibly emanate from such a person. If he did say or read these words, then chances are they were written on his behalf by someone else. It's also quite possible that this statement could have been made by someone in another country.

    But isn't it a bit funny and ironic that while he says "we're dependent", he also says that breaking out of this dependency will require us to depend on the assistance of others (ADB, World Bank, IMF, etc).

    Isn't that a bit of a circular and/or stupid prognosis?

    Kwajalein2004, perhaps you are right after all.

    edited by: captaincook, Dec 29, 2009 - 04:11 PM
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  • Its the truth.

    edited by: Kwajalein2004, Dec 30, 2009 - 06:22 AM

    They tell us what they do for us, yet what have they done to us?
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