Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Guardian has a positive article on America? Must be a fluke...

While I routinely enjoy the Guardian newspaper, their constant attacking of America gets annoying. Imagine my surprise when I saw:
America's aid iceberg

Global government-aid statistics underplay the less-heralded generosity of US citizens

In the article, Salil Tripathi writes that "Meanwhile, Americans are doing their bit. Consider the Index of Global Philanthropy. Released at the UN today (April 19) by the Hudson Institute, the index backs up American assertions: that aid statistics severely understate American generosity. When you add private aid flows, US overseas assistance rises by $71bn."

The entire article is worth a look. It asks big questions about aid, remittance and the role of government in helping developing countries around the world.

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