Many African states have been addicted to Western aid for decades.
Unfortunately, Africa as a whole has stagnated and some African
countries are poorer today then they were in the 1960s. In recent
years, advocates of foreign aid have called for making aid more
efficient, but that may be easier said than done. Edward Luttwak
talks about the nuts and bolts of how aid can harm the poor and the
ethics of corruption in those circumstances.