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Tag: foreign aid
  • A BS foreign policy

    If you look at the United States and its role in foreign affairs you will find a lot of BS. BS — or bombs and subsidies — are the #1 ingredient in the foreign policy pie. For far too long, the debate has only consisted of who to bomb and who to subsidize. Our foreign …

  • Is There a Foreign Aid Myth?

    If there’s a single issue on which the average American decidedly wants less government, it’s foreign aid. Polls show that even more Americans want to cut foreign aid than taxpayer funding for “the arts.” Understandably, then, foreign aid is a not-uncommon libertarian talking point. Defenders of foreign aid, however, have a prepared response: the American …

  • $3 billion.

    My friends, you don’t have to — you don’t need to do nation- building in Israel. We’re already built. You don’t need to export democracy to Israel. We’ve already got it. And you don’t need to send American troops to Israel. We defend ourselves. These are words from Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in May …

  • More Peace and Harmony Brought to You By Our Tax Dollars

    This video is more proof of why we need to completely stop funding foreign governments and their criminal acts with our tax dollars. Countless incidents like this occur everyday within the occupied territories and too often they are not reported by the lame-stream media. I don’t care how “conservative” or “liberatrian” you are. If you …

  • Another UN Ripoff?

    Two thirds of the UN’s $732 million budget for Haitian “earthquake relief” has gone not to suffering Haitians, but to the pockets of UN employees. Reports George Russell of Fox News: The United Nations has quietly upped this year’s peacekeeping budget for earthquake-shattered Haiti to $732.4 million, with two-thirds of that amount going for the salary, …

  • Globalized Socialism: Yemen’s Road to Serfdom

    There is a lesson we can all learn about Yemen and what has happened to this little country south of Saudi Arabia.  With the recent events of the Christmas bomber and Hillary Clinton’s call for Yemen to “demonstrate that it can reduce corruption… and use foreign aid effectively,” we learn how dependency both domestically and …

  • The Face of Aid in Haiti

    Carel Pedre, a DJ from Haiti, captured this video of heavily armed UN troops overseeing food distribution in Port-au-Prince. Reuters later reported that troops fired tear gas at the crowd. Not the warm and fuzzy image of foreign aid portrayed on TV, is it?

  • The Other Disaster in Haiti

    All this week I’ve seen my YAL Facebook friends asking for donations to the humanitarian aid efforts in Haiti. I have nothing but praise for this. People doing good through their free will is the only moral way to give to charity. But I can’t help but wonder why the crisis was so bad. Below, …

  • Opposing ALL forced wealth transfers is key to achieving societal peace

    Though President Obama will almost certainly carry out a large-scale human rights intervention in Haiti, I still hope the US government decides to play no role whatsoever in response to the tragic earthquake that ravaged that country. It is immoral to redistribute wealth by force en masse, even if one calls it “foreign aid” or “disaster relief.” As Mary Ruwart points out, and …

  • Should the US Try the “Theory of Second Best?”

    Yes, we should. And it should be done immediately. Quick withdrawal from Afghanistan would force Karzai and his opium dealing warlords to govern their country by themselves. This would likely result in the collapse of the corrupt government that calls Kabul its home. Sounds vicious, doesn’t it? It would paint a far rosier picture than …