The Nation: Who is Stingiest of All?

The U.S. has often been chided for being stingy with its aid to developing countries. But the U.S. is far from the worst offender. Among the 17 members of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. is tied for twelfth place with Japan (both countries devote 0.25% of their gross national product to such projects). Sweden is first (0.72%). The unchallenged occupants of 17th and last place are the Swiss (0.14%), even though they rank as the richest people among the world's industrialized countries,...

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