25 August, 2008

Foreign aid

I especially like the (self-confessed cynical) quote at the beginning of this article on foreign aid:

Foreign aid is where we tax the poor of rich countries to fund the rich of poor ones.

That aside, it is a really interesting article on where our foreign aid money goes (most of it doesn't even leave the UK).

Well worth a read.

5 comments:

Android said...

This is why I'm against donations to Oxfam etc etc... ;D

The quote is genius! :)

Al said...

Great quote. I vaguely remember hearing it a while back but I can't remember where or when. Good stuff.

Law Minx said...

Sad, but True. Bieng Human sometimes leaves a lot to be very ashamed about.......

Miss Middle of Manchester said...

I tend to think in cases such as this that it is incompetence rather than maliciousness which is causing the mis-diversion.

Unfortunately, if someone is bad you can just say so and take away the money. If someone has good intentions yet is rubbish, sanctions have to be done a little more subtly.

Android said...

Well, apparently you can earn £30K+, doing admin work for Oxfam...