Thursday, December 15, 2011

Book of the week: The Lords of Poverty: The Power, Prestige, and Corruption of the International Aid Business (By Graham Hancock)

Lords of Poverty is a case study in betrayals of a public trust. The shortcomings of aid are numerous, and serious enough to raise questions about the viability of the practice at its most fundamental levels. Hancock’s report is thorough, deeply shocking, and certain to cause critical reevaluation—of the government’s motives in giving foreign aid, and of the true needs of our intended beneficiaries.

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