The way we, that is, the developed world, are doing international development is broken. One comment in the movie from an economist in Africa tells the story: emergency relief is the standard model used for decades to end poverty and suffering.
That isn’t working.
As another speaker says:
“No one wants to be a beggar for life”
I read two reviews of the movie, one from a center-left perspective and one from a center-right perspective. Both praise the movie and share in the criticism of big aid.
The documentary won several awards at a libertarian film festival and then won best documentary at a progressive film festival. Imagine that!
Guess which of the following two columnists made this comment?
It’s almost like anybody with a populist outlook and, you know, a brain between their ears and a heart between their shoulders, has got to look at our current system of international development and aid and say there’s something deeply wrong.