I think it is meant for that but due to the bad policies of the receiving governments that hinders their development.
like bismark says, foreign aid can have all the best intentions, but if you are sending it to the wrong places or it is not getting to those who need it, then aid becomes more a political tool for receiving support at home.
In an ideal case, foreign aid would attempt to put a nation (or region, or whatever) in a position in which they can 'develop' for themselves.
In truth, for many cases, foreign aid is the equivolent of helping someone get by paycheck-to-paycheck. All while our environmental and regulatory regimes discriminate the person enough to keep them from achieving too much success too quickly. If that makes sense...
Foreign aid is a product and luxury of developed nations, it makes a good soundbite. Its ironic that the same places that foreign aid goes to, are the same places that we refuse to fully open our economic borders to because of things like their use of coal and weak energy policies.
My Dear Sweet Friends,
All monetary aid unto other nations is a waste of time. All nations wouldest be better served if we kept our foreign aid, closed our borders, and made all things free unto all herein. Then shall other nations receive developmental assistance from us with full success.
by Holle Abee 7 years ago
As most of you know, the U.S. sends money and goods to many nations around the world. If you know me at all, you know that I'm a compassionate person. I have mixed feelings about foreign aid, however. These are some of my concerns:1. Can we afford to help other nations now, when so many Americans...
by mikielikie 7 years ago
Why does the American gov send aid to other country and ...neglect the homeless and crime and drugs here at home?
by mbuggieh 4 years ago
A recent article by Jack Kelly published at www.realclearpolitics.com notes the following:"Because he so often has “led from behind,” blustered and retreated, our enemies don’t fear our president; our allies don’t trust him; neither do they respect him. American influence has shrunk...
by Credence2 10 months ago
Someone needs to tell Trump that the United Nations is not rubber stamp of American Foreign Policy?-----Excerpt from a Guardian ArticleDonald Trump has threatened to withhold “billions” of dollars of US aid from countries which vote in favour of a United Nations resolution rejecting the US...
by Susan Reid 6 years ago
In all the hubbub about Mitt Romney's other comments contained in the now infamous "leaked video" there's another line of thinking that is getting little to no attention.I'm not sure how to take Romney's Mexican/Latino joke. What are your thoughts?BTW, I was not aware until reading this...
by AdsenseStrategies 8 years ago
There is much controversy, even within the non-developed world, as to whether aid helps or not.Western nations promised to give (a tiny) 0.7 percent of their GDP's to aid a number of years ago, but only a couple actually do that.If aid could be properly monitored, so it does not end up in the wrong...
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