This was just sent in by a reader, and is worth 22 minutes of your time. Watch how the liberal aid-industry rep Alison Evans ignores and "knows better" than smart cookie Dambisa Moyo.
As haikutastic says:
"Dambisa Moyo is a very interesting person, an outspoken opponent of foreign Aid to Africa. Particularly illuminating about this debate is the attitude taken by development agencies towards Africa. On one hand they profess to care a great deal about alleviating poverty (same old tired line), and then on the other are in fact furthering their own interests as an industry. Because, in fact if development agencies were doing their job properly, they'd be aiming to put themselves out of work eventually?"
Says Evans, Africa's crisis is "not of Africa's own making". Hmm. Must be ours, then. And her justification for giving more free stuff to Africa seems to be that, well, 'we' gave insurance companies millions so why not them too?