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Foreign aid charade

Facing a December deadline to hit the aid target set by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), the DfID (Department for International Development) realised it faced a £1 billion underspend and embarked on a prodigious spending spree during … Continue reading

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Giving is hurting

Intent on honouring a cross-party pledge of spending an arbitrary 0.7 per cent of our national income on international aid, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that government funding for the Department for International Development (DfID) will grow by … Continue reading

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Take away the giveaway

 “Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.” John D. Rockefeller, the author of this quote, formed the Standard Oil Company in 1870 and became the first American billionaire. Often referred to as the richest … Continue reading

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