The real truth behind Big Aid
Sir, – The myth underpinning Big Aid – that the trillions sent by the West to developing African nations has reduced poverty and increased growth – has been debunked in recent years by African economists like Dambisa
Moyo (Dead Aid).
Contrasting African countries that rejected the aid route and others that became aid-junkies, they showed that the former prospered while the latter were trapped in a vicious circle of corruption, market distortion and endemic poverty.
Now another myth, that of simple volunteers doing good, has also been exposed. The original charities are now huge, manipulative NGOS worth over $1 trillion a year, with politicallycorrect, anti-capitalist, green-extremist agendas.
Too often on the ground it’s the privileged scions of the bourgeoisie who swan around in 4x4s enjoying a kind of genteel “outdoor relief”, and it’s their gross sense of entitlement which underlies the sexual abuse of teenage “natives”.
Rev Dr John Cameron. 10 Howard Place, St Andrews.