With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies? Aiding the World's Worst Dictators
By Christopher J. Coyne, Matt E. Ryan
This article appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of The Independent Review

Abstract

By 2007, the developed countries had given the world’s 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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