Is Foreign Aid the Answer?

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The Bush Administration is proposing a $48 billion increase in military spending in his next budget. At the same time, spending on foreign aid hasn't been increased in a decade. Foreign aid makes up only one-half of one percent of the U.S. budget. But Harvard development guru Jeffrey Sachs says aid should play a more important role in American foreign strategy. By using money to combat the underlying causes of international content, the U.S. might be able to avoid the need to have such a huge military budget. This hour, can America use aid to buy its way into global security?


Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for International Development at Harvard University

This program aired on February 6, 2002.


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