WSJ: Rwandan President Paul Kagame eschewing foreign aid
Unlike many of his peers in the Third World, his focus is on how to create wealth—not on how to beg for charity […] “We don’t expect anyone to hand us any success or progress we hope to be making.”
That attitude makes Mr. Kagame a skeptic when it comes to foreign aid, which he faults for many of the world’s ills. “It has created dependency, it has distorted the markets, it has detached people from their leaders and their values, it has created conflicts in some cases.”
His key bugaboos include import tariffs and agricultural subsidies: “Trading fairly with developing countries would put more money in the hands of the developing countries than [donor countries] give through aid.”
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