The aid interventions that Mr. Sachs lauds as evidence of success are merely band aid solutions that do nothing to lift Africa out of the mire -- leaving the continent alive but half drowning.
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The argument that aid isn't working is gathering global momentum. But we should be wary of the analysis offered in Dambisa Moyo's influential new book, Dead Aid.
Calling aid "dead" may sell books, but it does little to further the real debate. Too much is at stake for oversimplification. It's really her premise that should be dead on arrival.
Dambisa Moyo's book, Dead Aid, takes the approach of lumping together all of Africa's 50 years of post colonial history and its troubles and blaming it on only one thing -- Western aid.
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