Earlier this month, The Economist issued a tweet claiming there is “little evidence” light and electricity actually transform the lives of poor people.
“Light to all nations? There is little evidence that electricity and light truly transform people’s lives,” The Economist said, linking to an article from February.
Light to all nations? There is little evidence that electricity and light truly transform people's lives https://t.co/7qGSOVioTx
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) October 9, 2019
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One person noted:
You. Used. Electricity. To. Post. This. Unbelievable. Crap.— Oscar Von Reuenthal (@OscarVReuenthal) October 10, 2019
It should also be noted that electricity was probably used to publish the original article as well.
Typed on a computer, in a room with electric lights and electric climate control https://t.co/UtfDR1WrI6
— Paul 🇵🇷 (@PaulSector2814) October 10, 2019
Perhaps if these pundits had experienced growing up without electricity … and sewerage …
— Boltons Bore (@simmiMANYA) October 9, 2019
Now there’s an idea…
“Poor people don’t need modern conveniences like hospitals, refrigeration, lights and heat in their homes because they’re not like us. They are stupid and simple.” Sounds suspiciously like they think there are grades of humans. Maybe sorted by, oh I don’t know, race or something— Boy Oh Boy (@BueyOBuey) October 10, 2019
This is where militant environmentalism has to go:— Extremist Beard (@llcthecableguy) October 11, 2019
Convincing poor people that electricity ain't all that....
When you think about it, that’s exactly what this is all about.
Yeah, refrigeration, cooking, heating, and air conditioning is way overrated.
— Ty the Typo Affishinado (@Ty_in_TX) October 10, 2019
We agree with those on Twitter who said that everyone at the Economist who agrees with this should step up and lead by example. Let them live without electricity, without lights and without hot and cold running water. Let them try to do their jobs with no power.
In fact, maybe we should let them go without any modern conveniences whatsoever. That’s right — no car, no internet, nothing. Let them live the way we used to, say, two or three hundred years ago. And not just for a few hours. No, let them try it for, say, 30 days.
Something tells me they’ll end up begging for power and light by the end of that time.
I like where you are going. You first please. No lights at night, no computers at work. No heat or cooling.
Send me a letter by post in a couple months and let us all know how much you like it!
Bundle up! Winter is coming – I hear that winter CAN truly transform people's lives!
— the Captal de Buch (@TheCaptal) October 10, 2019
This, by the way, is the modern left, and yes, they’re serious about this nonsense. Something tells me, however, they would never impose on themselves what they want to impose on the rest of us…
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