New book on development aid

I haven’t read Jonathan Foreman’s new book on aid, Aiding and Abetting: Foreign Aid Failures and the 0.7% Deception, yet. So far I haven’t seen anything to suggest it is more that a right wing rant against development aid. But this final par from a recent Spectator article does sum up the problem with this kind of foreign assistance:

There is probably no corner of the British establishment as unexamined or as deserving of sceptical scrutiny as the aid sector, but our deluded or cynical leaders just don’t seem to care.

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