Aiding is Abetting

Ideas and Consequences by Robert Sibley at the Ottawa Citizen is an interesting blog that often has very interesting commentary and thought-provoking content.

Celebrities butt out: A call for an end to African aid

I agree with the economist Dambisa Moyo in that investment and trade are more effective means of lifting Africa out of poverty. The massive amounts of aid that being used now to affect change clearly aren’t working. Does her ideas need some fine-tuning? Probably, but it is a heck of a lot better idea than the status quo.

The full interview is linked here;

Guernica Mag-Africa Aiding is Abetting

An interview with Dambisa Moyo

African author and economist Dambisa Moyo on ending western aid to Africa now, what Bono and Geldoff don’t get, and the deadening of African independence and entrepreneurship.

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~ by notrous on April 10, 2009.

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