Development Aid – Does it Hurt More than it Helps?

Cross-posted from The Global Sociology Blog. It is detrimental, says Thilo Thielke in Der Spiegel , because it creates unfairness and dependency in many different ways. First, using the case of Kenya, Thielke invokes a classical concept of formal organizational behavior: self-perpetuation. “The roads are in horrid disrepair, and they’ll … Continue reading

McCains Owe $225,000 in Credit Card Debt

The release of Senate financial disclosure statements on Friday, revealed that Senator John McCain and his wife, Cindy, have “at least $225,000 in credit card debt.” The bulk of the McCains’ obligations stemmed from a pair of American Express credit cards that are held in Cindy McCain’s name. According to the disclosure reports, … Continue reading