Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dambisa Moyo on her vision for Africa & what's wrong with aid

It is like the old adage, give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

This is absolutely brilliant and needed to be said. Thank God for common sense. The concepts she espouses in her book can be applied right here in the U.S.A. with social programs, subsidies, and government handouts that have lead to more corruption and poverty than progress. Social welfare programs, particularly targeted towards minority communities have done a great deal of economic and moral damage to those communities. Speaking in reference to the black community specifically, government assistance has only encouraged a greater dependency to government programs, the break down of the family unit, and increased out of wedlock birth rates.

More power to Ms. Moyo, I am thankful she had the gonads to challenge the status quo. I wish more people had the common sense and decency to realize the huge disservice they do when we continue to allow our government and some non-government entities to give money to corrupt regimes in the name of charity. Just becuase something looks good doesn't mean it IS good.

Hat Tip: Booker Rising

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