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If there is so much aid in developing countries, why poverty is increasing in these regions and the industrialized world?

I'm doing a question for my project. Not only that poverty is increasing in the developing world for the worse, it is increasing in the industrialized world, especially the United States.


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  • Dec 28 2012: Its increasing because there is so much aid. Now I'm not a republican in any way. But I do agree from personal experience that if you continue to aid someone after a while they begin to rely heavly on that aid. Sometimes to the point that it can stiffle there own development or want/need to depend and rely on themselves. Of course this isnt with all people but with most I feel this is the case.
    • Dec 28 2012: You are right. But leaving them in that kind of poverty also seem wrong. The best way to help solve the problem of poverty in those country is by educating the people and helping them to provide for themselves, instead of just giving them free foods and resources.
    • Dec 28 2012: Jerome - are you suggesting that Democrats ("I am not a republican") do not support the idea of self-reliance? If so, why don't they? If not, why mention either political party?

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