SHOULD THE U.S. CONTINUE TO AID FOREIGN COUNTRIES?


Oxfam’s Gregory Adams and African entrepreneur Magatte Wade debate the foreign aid issue.
DATE: 11/22/2013

Discussion Questions

1. Do you think the U.S. government spends the right amount on government aid? Should spend more? or less? Defend your answer.

2. What could be done to make sure that aid actually reaches the people that need help?

3. Gregory Adams argues that we need at least some government assistance in providing aid, while Magatte Wade argues that government just makes things less efficient. Who's side are you on, and why? Do you have a different opinion altogether?

4. When providing aid, what can government achieve that private donors can not, and vice-versa?


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