July 2nd, 2005


The big lie...

The "Live 8" slogan: "We don't want your money, we want you!"

BS. The goal of Live 8 is, among other things, to cause governments to double their aid to Africa. Where do they think that aid comes from?

I suppose this line avoids the blatant incongruity of, as David Stubbs puts it, "being browbeaten by multi-millionaires to empty my pockets," but I wonder whether throwing money at Africa (how much of that will end up in the pockets of dictators?) will help any more than it's helped here in the US to throw money at government-run schools.
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