‘Dead Aid’ : A critical reading

25 Feb (pambazuka.org):  Dambisa Moyo’s ‘Dead Aid’ fails in its attempt to provide a radical critique of ‘aid’, because of Moyo’s unwilingess to conduct it within the framework of political economy, says Samir Amin. ‘The politics of aid, the choice of its beneficiaries, the forms of intervention and its immediate objectives are inextricably linked to geopolitical considerations’, says Samir Amin, yet Moyo does not speak to or critique ‘the central role of aid in the strategy of domination, pillage and exploitation by imperialist capital. Neither does she address the need for a “different aid” based on the solidarity of peoples.’  Read More….