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ASRI’s chainsaws vs stethoscopes program

  • Julia Suryakusuma

Jakarta | Wed, March 21 2018 | 01:42 am

PREMIUM Guns and butter. Even non-macroeconomists know what that means right? It’s national security versus human security, e.g. food, clothing, health, housing, etc. — the classic notion of opportunity cost.

But have you ever heard of chainsaws versus stethoscopes? Does it refer to a one-or-the-other deal as well?

Kinari Webb, an activist, thinks that if it’s a choice between forest...