Thursday, August 16, 2007

Kudos to CARE

Nothing for Nothing

CARE, one of the development industry's long-time "partners" has finally kicked the habit of government money. CARE is on the record saying that government food aid programs do more harm than good - in this case dumping subsidized unsold "developed world" agriculture products on the "developing" world, causing a fetter on the local economies' ability to create sustainable food markets.

Workers is happy to see this and wishes that it perhaps represents raised awareness of the futility and self-fulfilling prophecy of the "development industry," which doesnt really offer development but perpetuation of the industry itself. And hopefully this might too be the start of a trend towards the freeing of the world's poor from the neo-imperalism of development and vulgar superstructure of us versus them, rich versus poor, developed versus underdeveloped.