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Rio: Reshaping the International Order. A Report to the Club of Rome

Rio: Reshaping the International Order. A Report to the Club of Rome
By Coordinated by Jan Tinbergen
325 pp, Dutton, 1976
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Unlike the two earlier reports to the Club of Rome, this one emphasizes development, distribution and improved welfare that will require a good deal of economic growth. An uneven document, it can sometimes be quoted against itself; the tone is, in turn, hortatory, pragmatic, defiant and sweet. Different readers will detect different biases in the discussion of many familiar issues. These defects of committee work, however, should not obscure the need to consider carefully the "proposals for action" of Professor Tinbergen's group, which are stated more carefully than some others - and are therefore more challenging.