Comments: Alex Epstein, Line One!

... some of it is actually adverstised under the "end poverty" banner. Google (well, OK, maybe Google is blocking this one, I use DuckDuckGo) "Stop the Aid!" where a western educated Kenyan says that aid to Africa does more harm than good. Ahh, it still exists, and I'm sure it's still true, 12 years later:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/spiegel-interview-with-african-economics-expert-for-god-s-sake-please-stop-the-aid-a-363663.html

Posted by nanobrewer at November 13, 2017 11:43 AM

Thanks for the awesome linked article, nb:

Huge bureaucracies are financed (with the aid money), corruption and complacency are promoted, Africans are taught to be beggars and not to be independent. In addition, development aid weakens the local markets everywhere and dampens the spirit of entrepreneurship that we so desperately need.

Good thing this doesn't happen with domestic aid! 'Mericans are so much smarter than Africans.

As absurd as it may sound: Development aid is one of the reasons for Africa's problems. If the West were to cancel these payments, normal Africans wouldn't even notice. Only the functionaries would be hard hit. Which is why they maintain that the world would stop turning without this development aid.

Ditto for American functionaries (federal employees and their elected overlords.)

Posted by johngalt at November 14, 2017 2:54 PM
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