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May 22, 2006

The Myth of Aid

The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty has their own PowerBlog worth keeping track of (and a semi-occasional podcast). I missed this last week (my blog reading got way behind), but it's a good one; the Myth of Aid.

Why do we continually think that throwing money at a problem solves it? Acton highlights their efforts to bust the myth as well as ABC's John Stossel. Often the money simply buttresses corrupt governments and reinforces the bad policies they inflict on their people. We should be more concerned with bringing capitalism to these countries rather than encouraging graft (think "Oil-for-Food").

Posted by Doug at May 22, 2006 11:49 AM

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You're right, throwing money at problems doesn't solve anything. Let's stop sending our mission dollars overseas. Let's stop feeding the poor. Let's stop working to house the homeless. What kind of communist crap is that anyway?

Posted by: Dan Trabue at May 31, 2006 10:38 AM