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The Pros and Cons of Foreign Aid

The terms “humanitarian aid”, “foreign aid”, and “development aid” get thrown around a lot without any general consensus of what these terms actually mean. Therefore, it’s no surprise when a recent poll of Britons expressed the desire to… 1,002 more words

Brexit

Coffee casts no shade - As seen in Salient

By Haylee Read

The grey dawn lifts and you can see the afflicted everywhere. The 5:15am train commuters, 6:00am traffic jammers, all members of the collective whole. 2,117 more words

Andes

The world is one large community, and we are all its citizens. If you wanted to help your neighbor, you could easily just go next door. 156 more words

Corey Engelen

The world is one large community, and we are all its citizens. If you wanted to help your neighbor, you could easily just go next door. 156 more words

Corey Engelen

Development Book that has helped me along this journey

This book has helped me understand some of the major dynamics that are affecting Africa. In this elegant and impassioned synthesis from one of the world’s leading experts on Africa and poverty, economist Paul Collier writes persuasively that although nearly five billion of the world’s people are beginning to climb from desperate poverty and to benefit from globalization’s reach to developing countries, there is a “bottom billion” of the world’s poor whose countries, largely immune to the forces of global economy, are falling farther behind and are in danger of falling apart, separating permanently and tragically from the rest of the world. 150 more words

Development

Emerging-Market Takeover of Commodities

Foresight

Emerging-market organizations will define the future of global trade, often controlling large segments. As commodity prices rebound in the next two years, albeit slowly, the actions of sovereign-wealth funds, commodity producers from emerging-market economies, the crony capitalists running those producers, and Chinese state-owned banks will influence much more the global economy and the large role played by commodities. 1,873 more words

Fides, Spes et Caritas.

I thought today I might ruminate a little on the involvement of religious institutions in international development, a topic inspired by a meeting I had a week or two ago with a certain Manchester MP. 1,182 more words

International Development