Enter vociferous Hollywood movie star who rallies the masses, and goads Western governments to collect and send 100,000 mosquito nets to the afflicted region, at a cost of a million dollars. The nets arrive, the nets are distributed, and the ‘good deed’ is done.
With the market flooded with foreign nets, however, our mosquito net maker is promptly put out of business. His ten workers can no longer support their 150 dependents (who are now forced to depend on handouts), and one mustn’t forget that in a maximum of five years the majority of the imported nets will be torn, damaged and of no further use. —
A reminder to take a long term view to problems. And always one that promotes development, not dependency.
Wow I’ve never looked at it this way.
Foreign Aid is a terrible way for twatty millionaires to feel good about their regrettable lifestyles.
Here’s a few good articles about it:
Milton Freidman - Foreign economic aid: means and objectives
Murray Rothbard - Going God’s Work in Somalia
Jude Blanchette - The Futility of Foreign Aid
What’s the bigger crock of shit: War on Drugs or War on Terror?
Sec. of State Clinton won’t tesitfy on Benghazi due to concussion
- thenOutgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was scheduled to testify before House and Senate committees next week, regarding the September 11th attack on an American consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
- now Clinton will not testify next Thursday as scheduled, according to the State Department, due to a concussion. The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Philippe Reines, stated that Clinton fainted while suffering from a stomach virus, subsequently hitting her head. Next week’s committee hearing will reportedly continue without her, for the time being. source
So, let me get this straight, a stomach virus caused her to faint which gave her a concussion and that concussion is so bad that she can’t testify a week later as one of the key individuals to the investigation.
Interesting. Very, very interesting.