October 29, 2004

Saving The Third World

One of the good things I clipped this past week and saved for the blog was this Foreign Policy article called "NGOs: Fighting Poverty, Hurting the Poor". (via aldaily.com) To borrow from Taranto, "What would we do without media-savvy western activists?"

The war against poverty is threatened by friendly fire. A swarm of media-savvy Western activists has descended upon aid agencies, staging protests to block projects that allegedly exploit the developing world. The protests serve professional agitators by keeping their pet causes in the headlines. But they do not always serve the millions of people who live without clean water or electricity.
Posted by dan at October 29, 2004 11:25 PM