Monday, March 19, 2007

No More Aid To Latin America (Please)

The late Milton Friedman once remarked that,
"It's just obvious that you can't have free immigration and a welfare state."
Pity he never told Tony Blair.
The great big welfare entitlement known as 'International Aid' has taken a wee bit of a knock this morning with the news that migrant remittances now top foreign aid.
So we do we give money to Latin American governments?
Isn't the flowback of remittances by exported (or dumped) populations the mother of all disincentives to effecting meaningful domestic change?
Come to think of it, why do we fund a 'Department for International Development' at all?

1 comment:

Trixy said...

Especially as our 'International Aid' is done for us by the EU...

Which is why we fund Hamas.