Debt abolition[ edit ] There is much debate about whether the richer countries should be asked for money which has to be repaid. The Jubilee Debt Campaign gives six reasons why the third world debts should be cancelled. Firstly, several governments want to spend more money on poverty reduction but they lose that money in paying off their debts.
Foreign Aid or Free Trade? Wednesday, July 01, John Majewski Third World poverty is one of the most pressing problems of our age, condemning billions of people to lives of hardship and misery. Such poverty has led many Americans to want to help Third World peoples, both for humanitarian reasons and to increase our own trade and national security.
In response to Third World poverty, the U. Be sides its humanitarian supporters, many special interest groups lobby for foreign aid. For example, American farmers back food assistance because such programs help eliminate politically embarrassing food surpluses caused by agricultural subsidies.
By increasing government power, destroying economic incentives, promoting unprofitable enterprises, and subsidizing misguided policies, foreign aid increases Third World poverty.
In this essay we will examine two types of foreign aid: We will then discuss alternatives to aid in helping the Third World, especially the policy of free trade. Humanitarian Assistance Humanitarian assistance—aid designed to avert immediate disaster—mainly takes the form of food aid that is allocated through Public Lawwidely known as the Food for Peace program.
One problem with food aid is that the dumping of free food in Third World countries depresses prices for local farmers, therefore resulting in less domestic production.
According to George Dunlop, chief of staff of the Senate Agricultural Committee, millions of Indians may have died of starvation because American wheat dumped in India bankrupted thousands of Indian farmers.
Bangladesh officials are convinced that the international donors will not allow them to starve.
Since it is easier to order a shipment of food through the embassy in Washington than to spend time and money on a domestic procurement program, a definite complacency has settled over the bureaucracy.
The technocrats who dominate the powerful min istries of finance, planning and food are resigned to continued reliance on American, Canadian, Australian surpluses of food grains. Food aid destroys Third World food production, creating a perpetual crisis that requires more aid to avoid famine.
The cycle continues until the country is completely dependent upon free food from abroad. Before World War II, private charities provided hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid.
Because private food aid is administered directly to the poor—it is an exchange between individuals, not governments-it does not destroy markets through indiscriminate dumping or lead to destructive farm policies. Government food aid hinders private efforts by limiting the feeling of moral responsibility among citizens of more wealthy nations.
Without private alternatives, Third World nations are quick to accept public aid that increases the likelihood of future food shortages. Rather, aid has significantly impaired LDC progress by expanding the role of the public sector in the recipient nations.
But financial resources have relatively little impact on growth rates when compared to other factors. Aid helps incumbents expand their power through political patronage. Even aid that is not used for overt political repression leads to the growth of large, unproductive bureaucracies.
According to a recent Agency for International Development report: There are many examples of Third World governments using aid to enrich the ruling elite at the expense of the masses. President Sese Seko of Zaire, for instance, used foreign aid money to partly fund the construction of eleven presidential palaces.The Role of the U.S.
in the Third World in the Year The United States budget will continue to tighten and we must better utilize our dollars spent on Third World aid.
Essay The Role of the U.S. in the Third World in the Year The United States budget will continue to tighten and we must better utilize our dollars spent on Third World aid.
The questions of illegal immigration, the population explosion, and environmental issues will become vital to our future. With closer linkage of US aid to these issues we can get the most bang for our buck. Government subsidies mean considerable cost reduction for major companies and amount to around 10 per cent of annual world trade.
In the year , subsidies through ECAs added up to 64 billion dollars of exports from industrialised countries, well above the official development assistance granted last year of billion dollars.
The debt of developing countries refers to the external debt incurred by governments of The Jubilee Debt Campaign gives six reasons why the third world debts should be as the government needed to borrow more US Dollars every year to finance its budget deficit, eventually leading to an unsustainable amount of US dollar debt.
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