Derb takes aim at foreign aid:

It is now 40-odd years since Peter Bauer taught us that aid is “a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.” Nothing that’s happened in those years has contradicted his judgment. The influence of religion on government in these areas, as in the matter of immigration, has been entirely malign.

Talking of aid, William Easterly has a shiny new blog.

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