Thursday, August 16, 2007

Feeding Africa...

... is more complicated than one might have thought. See this NY Times article about CARE, which has recently decided to abandon tens of millions in aid from the US government because of the attached strings--namely, that the funds be used to buy American rather than African produced grain, potentially undercutting African economies. Looks to be lots of disagreement about this. Still, it rather makes sense, doesn't it? If you'd like to help a country grow economically, hence allowing it to stand on its own, wouldn't it help to spend money there?

Yes, I know I haven't posted in almost a month. Going to work on that. Look for a (slight) increase in the near future.
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