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Immigration reform, an alternative to foreign aid? small steps toward a balanced budget

March 30, 2010 by


Immigration reform, an alternative to foreign aid? – Part 3 By Orphe P. Divounguy From my previous articles, it is easy to understand why the migration of high skilled workers would clearly improve the standard of living of many abroad. Remittances as a result of skilled workers migration are simply more effective in eradicating poverty […]

immigration reform, an alternative to foreign aid? contd.

March 25, 2010 by


Foreign aid has been one of the most debated policies in development and in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.  Despite the widely publicized failures of 50 years of official aid to Sub-Saharan Africa, most industrialized nations policymakers backed by a small minority of economists continue to advocate these official international aid flows to developing […]

Immigration reform, an alternative to official aid?

March 22, 2010 by


President Obama promises to double Official aid to developing countries: Official aid has failed! Let’s look for policy alternatives… I am currently investigating the effects of remittances on capital formation and fertility in the country of origin.  As my research began, I came across a very interesting study that deserves a closer look, and maybe […]

Is obama making the poor poorer? Official foreign aid… it hasn’t worked so why do our politicians insist on failed policies?

March 8, 2010 by


Official Aid is bad for 2 reasons: 1) it creates the wrong incentives 2) it is creating a new era of colonialism … Have rich countries really let go of their colonial hold on Africa?  Foreign Aid promotes economic slavery! President Obama wants to double US spending on Official foreign aid… What are the effects […]