Poor Direction for USAID

This article critiques new directions for the US government agency USAID guided by Hillary Clinton’s State Department and the Obama administration.

In director Rajiv Shah’s recent policy speech, he indicates that the mission of genuine care and upliftment has been subsumed under the more dominant force of national self-interest, and further brought under the military obsessions that have come to define US government mindset since 2001.

Giving is inherent to human being, and brings about good by its own quality.  Manipulation of giving toward selfish ends violates a core human virtue.

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