links on conflict minerals
- Carol Gallo has a roundup of several recent stories and posts along with analysis of the effects of Dodd-Frank Section 1502.
- Jason Stearns evaluates Aronson's op-ed.
- Sasha Leshnev responds for Enough in the Huffington Post. I left comments there as "Laura_CentralAfrica" if you're interested.
- Global Witness also defends the legislation and makes the case for rapid implementation.
- Salil Tripathi defends the intentions of Dodd-Frank on the Poverty Matters blog at the Guardian.
There must be a better solution for now-unemployed Congolese miners that will enable them to support their families with meaningful employment over the long term. Starting a fund, as Leshnev suggests, will only create dependency and further impede long-term sustainable development in the region. The advocates who pushed for Section 1502 need to take responsibility for all the effects of their efforts, not just the intended ones.