Monday, June 11, 2007

Welfare Catch 22

Money for nothing, whether it be on a local level or the international level, does nothing to help those that receive it get out from under its umbrella.

Charles Adler had Curtis Sliwa of the Guardian Angels on his show today. You can listen to it at 630 CHED in the audio Vault at about 12:30 PM.(free registration required)

They talked about Calgary and how things have changed there in the past 15 years or so. Not for the better. Social services is a big part of the problem, and not just in Calgary but Canada in general. It is well worth the time it takes to listen to it.

Then as I bounce around reading my usual list of blogs, I came across this little gem over at Chucker Canuck via "Springer" in the comments.

Spiegel Online

The Kenyan economics expert James Shikwati, 35, says that aid to Africa does more harm than good. The avid proponent of globalization spoke with SPIEGEL about the disastrous effects of Western development policy in Africa, corrupt rulers, and the tendency to overstate the AIDS problem. [..]

The interview that follows that intro would no doubt make Bono and the so called "progresives" furious. Sometimes the truth hurts.

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