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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Kenyan economics expert: Development aid is one reason for Africa’s problems, so for ‘God’s sake, please just stop’ | AEIdeas

This is definitely a worthwhile read if you like this kind of stuff. I lived and worked in Africa in one of these 'aid' organizations and I saw first hand the destructiveness of these interventions. First, generally aid is non-economic and frankly, much of the stuff that they got involved in was just plain stupid. And there are all kinds of strings attached to this aid so that it was very costly. Second, as the writer says here, Africans have been taught now for generations to be beggars and wait for folks to give them what they need instead of creating it for themselves. Its kind of sickening to see all of this in action.

But, finally, I firmly believe it is a symptom of the neo-liberal world where they know so much better what is good for you than you do. And the solution to your problems can be found by these 'brilliant' government folks with all kinds of higher degrees and credentials. Neo-liberals think that by getting these absurd governments involved that are doing good for the noble savages of Africa. These folks have so much more faith in their princes than in God and failure will come to them.

Kenyan economics expert: Development aid is one reason for Africa’s problems, so for ‘God’s sake, please just stop’ | AEIdeas

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