July 1, 2009

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies? Aiding the World's Worst Dictators

  • Christopher Coyne

    Associate Director, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Matt E. Ryan

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By 2007, the developed countries had given the world’s worst dictators $105 billion in development assistance, but that “investment” had yielded zero return in terms of meaningful economic, social, or political progress. The notion that government-to-government aid can buy a liberal society appears to be little more than wishful thinking.

Read the article at the Independent Review.

Citation (Chicago Style)

Coyne, Christopher and Matt E. Ryan. "With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies? Aiding the World's Worst Dictators." The Independent Review 14, no. 1 (Summer 2009): 26-44.