March 29, 2014

Are We Wasting Money on Fragile States?

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

t sounds so simple: You only help those who are in serious trouble. That money and assistance should only go to those in danger of falling apart completely and doing serious harm to everyone around them. As an approach to dealing with, say, a friend who has fallen off the wagon and is asking for a few hundred bucks to pay the rent, this turns out not to be so simple. But in relations between countries, it has become the dominant, and sometimes only, philosophy.

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