Richard, you have provoked lots of interesting and helpful advice,
all of which I agree with. However, there is something else; why not
consult your colleagues in political science and economics. You may
find that the student is actually presenting a legitimate option that
many third world countries or the South are seriously considering:
reject aid, not of course in order to starve their people but in
order to get away from the debilitating dependency economy and the
social/cultural destruction that accompanies it.
> I have one student who has gone a step farther: he advocates removing
> all aid so that even more "third world" people would die of starvation,
> malnutrition, disease, and the like. Indirect genocide, in effect.
Mieke Koppen Tucker Bishop's University
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