Make Poverty History?

Link to Make Poverty History websiteBelatedly, I must explain why my website is not wearing the Make Poverty History banner: I am sceptical of this campaign which, like Live 8, seems more about assuaging some middle-class guilt rather than having any real impact on world poverty. Its easy enough to slap a white band on or throw some loose change in a bucket but how many of us look any further into the implications of increasing aid to a developing country, not least ones governed by corrupt leaders.
For another interesting discussion of this not uncommon scepticism have a look at the internet commentator‘s blog and comments.

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