The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid

The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity: Business & Financing War (1997) The Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity, by Michael Maren, is a book about good intentions gone awry, in the realm of charitable assistance to Africa. The author argues that the international aid industry is […]

Eritrea: The Threat of a Good Example

“Fifty years, and billions of dollars in post-colonial international aid have doe little to lift Africa from chronic poverty. African societies are crippled societies. You can’t keep these people living on handouts, because that doesn’t change their lives.” – Eritrea’s President explaining to the World Bank why he was rejecting their $200M aid package. The […]

The Great British Charity Rake-off

A Mail Online article, “The Great British rake-off… what really happens to the billions YOU donate to charity: Fat cat pay, appalling waste and hidden agendas” was published last November. It goes into some depth about how wasteful many charities are. Exposing how much money is spent on advertising, administration and so on, it details […]

Western NGO workers live luxuriously while Ebola orphans left to fend for themselves in Liberia

Western aid agencies are using the plight of Africa’s Ebola orphans to fund a lavish lifestyle in $800-a-night hotels and leaving the children to fend for themselves, according to Liberia’s development chief. Children who were forced to watch their parents die and were then shunned by their community are being ignored while useless facilities are […]

Pink Charity Scam Supports Cancer Causing Industry

The Susan G. Komen Foundation partners with the fracking industry to ‘pink wash’ cancer-causing chemicals pumped into the ground (NaturalNews) By now, Americans are aware that breast cancer exists, thanks to the pink colour-branding marketed by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The foundation has literally “pink washed” the entire month of October, routinely partnering with […]

Power Can Corrupt Even The Honest

When appointing a new leader, selectors base their choice on several factors and typically look for leaders with desirable characteristics such as honesty and trustworthiness. However once leaders are in power, can we trust them to exercise it in a prosocial manner? To investigate this the authors used experimental methods to distinguish between the situational […]