Essay: Foreign Aid's Wry Success

The rinderpest is done for in Nigeria; U.S.-supplied vaccine, shot into 10 million cows, saw to that. In Peru, courtesy of U.S. taxpayers, 500,000 school kids get a glass of milk each morning. Fishermen in Kenya are content: the U.S. gave them new boats so they could catch fish twice as fast, and now they only work half as long. But oops! That $2.6 billion sent to Yugoslavia seems to have sunk without a trace. In Jordan a dike that cost the U.S. close to $1,000,000 meanders across the flinty desert for dozens of...

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