Saturday, October 06, 2007

stop the band-aid

Why some forms of aid are bad for poor African countries:
(Spiegel interview with Kenyan economics expert James Shikwati)
  • welfare bureaucracies are financed
  • corruption develops
  • creates a dependence, beggar mentality
  • weakens local markets
  • dampens spirit of entrepreneurship
  • food grants undermine local farmers
  • inhibits trade between African countries
Might be better to support the OLPC give one, get one initiative

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