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A government might feel a moral mandate to help unfortunate countries -- or it might not. Constitutionally it's hard to imagine why it would.
But rich countries typically will help in humanitarian crises. It's good policitcs and it's the right thing to do. That said, I support organizations like Doctors without borders or Unicef or the Red Cross for all the obvious reasons.
I do not support Live-Aid and other aging celeb nonsense.
Starving African children were not put on earth to revive the fading careers of geriatric rock stars. Listening to Bono in Hyde Park probably hurts Africa more than it helps it. But that's a different thread.
by Bernard Chazelle (Bernard Chazelle) on Sat Nov 25th, 2006 at 01:04:25 AM EST
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