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The world is simultaneously awash in opportunity and tragedy. Those of us who possess much have moral responsibilities to those who possess little. But massive new international schemes incorporating vast new resource transfers are a discredited throwback to the past rather than a sophisticated vision for the future.
The best, most creative and efficacious aid is privately conceived, raised, and provided. The poor will always be with us. But people willing to give both generously and thoughtfully can reduce the number of the poor in the future.
Doug Bandow is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. Co-editor of Perpetuating Poverty: The World Bank, the IMF, and the Developing World, he is a member of the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?