Friday, 26 September 2008 6:06 AM

Political Integrity

Political integrity can only be achieved through peace and prosperity that can only be achieved by being open and truthful about causes of economic downturn.

There is an unprecedented economic crisis in the Pacific that is being ignored or pushed aside by obsession with climate change and lack of funding for United Nations peace keeping and humanitarian assistance.

The state of various national barter and money economies in the Pacific need to be understood in order for solutions to be identified and put in place.

Political integrity must include embracing traditional ocean food resource devastation causing collapse of barter economy trade, causing poverty in the Pacific to worsen. Pacific poverty is now described as worse than Africa. See:

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/09/22/1221935544172.html?feed=fairfaxdigitalxml

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