9th November 2010

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Via Philip Greenspun I came across this interesting discussion of the way international humanitarian groups may facilitate conflict. Is it possible that high profile humanitarianism makes things worse, not better?

This argument parallels the argument that aid to developing nations retards their growth. I first became aware of this argument when reading Theroux's Dark Star Safari but have noticed with interest the last few years as African nationals such as Dambisa Moyo make the same argument. Who could be against a helping hand? But nothing is as simple as it seems...

Posted on November 9th 2010, 10:17 PM

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