The Ranting Kraut

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Developmental Aid Workers Are Killing Africa

Posted by rantingkraut on June 5, 2008

Spiegel-Online’s Thilo Thielke on development aid:

Development aid is a planned economy, even if it doesn’t have a plan. The belief that food shortages can be overcome in a planned economy is one that has already proved disastrously wrong in the former Soviet Union, North Korea and Cuba. One has to feel sorry for the Africans for their continued role as human guinea pigs.


The main reason that there is starvation in Africa is that there are no profits to be made in cultivating or trading foodstuffs. Either developmental aid ruins the profits or corrupt leaders rob their people blind. There’s hardly a country in Africa where private ownership rights are enforced; everything belongs to either the clan or the state.

Read the rest of the article here.


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