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    Presumably a lot of this money would be spent in Africa. There is a discussion going on these days about how destructive aid had been in Africa

    Economist George Ayittey gave a blistering talk at TEDGlobal 2007, laying out his case that not only has Western aid not helped in most African countries — it’s actually hurting.

    We asked Ayittey for his thoughts on the new book Dead Aid, which has lately been burning up the talk shows and opinion columns with a message similar to Ayittey’s. Author Dambisa Moyo says that aid is killing the very countries it’s supposed to help. She singles out for criticism the celebrity crusades to “save Africa,” and the skewing view they present of African life.

    Here's the interview on TED

    The article in the original post is from 2008 and probably embodies the old view of aid. Perhaps some new thinking is needed.

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