By 2007, the developed countries had given the worlds 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.
|Other Independent Review articles by Christopher J. Coyne|
|Spring 2016||Perilous Partners: The Benefits and Pitfalls of America's Alliances with Authoritarian Regimes|
|Fall 2014||Perfecting Tyranny: Foreign Intervention as Experimentation in State Control|
|Winter 2014||Symposium on James M. Buchanan: Introduction|
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