Waylaid Dialectic

March 19, 2011

Elsewhere: does aid do more harm than good

Filed under: Aid — terence @ 6:46 pm

I have a short piece in the Sydney Morning Herald’s debate section “the question” on the topic of “Does Aid do More Harm Than Good?” (here).

I found it very hard to stay within the 400 word, word limit, and add appropriate nuance to my comments, and cover the points I thought important. So a good lesson in writing succinctly.

The real short version of my argument is: no, on average, aid doesn’t do more harm than good; but nor does it do as much good as it should. Aid needs improvement.

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