Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
In 2000, among twenty-two industrialized nations, the United States was second
in dollars paid ($9.955 billion) in foreign economic aid, but last in terms of percent of gross
domestic product (0.10%). If the United States spent even one-quarter of its recent
$48 billion increase in the defense budget on foreign economic aid, then it would
be the largest donor in dollars and an average donor in terms of percentage
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Our Picks for Links of the Week: 14 April 2002
Our favorite resources on the 11 September attacks and their aftermath
This Week's Links:
Click here for lots of information on Enron!
Fallout: For decades, researchers mishandled the most dangerous of substances
at a San Francisco naval base (Lisa Davis, San Francisco Weekly).
The Sound of One Billionaire Lashing: George Soros is harshly critical of Bush's
foreign policy (Miriam Hill, Philadelphia Inquirer).
First Combat US Ignorance, Then We Can Have Peace: Bush stands alone, undecided, still
half-trapped in an irrelevant and impotent mindset (Editorial, The Independent).
Worldwide Executions Doubled in 2001: In 2001, at least 3,048 people were
put to death by so-called judicial systems (Amnesty International).
President Bush Has Reached the Limits of His Abilities: Instincts are a poor substitute
for strategic intelligence (Fergal Keane, The Independent).
The Problem is Too Little History, Not Too Much: Palestinians and Israelis must
cast aside their political mythologies (Martin Woollacott, The Guardian).
The Do-It-Ourselves Solution: Palestine and Israel should return to the agreement
drawn up in early 2001 (Yasser Abed Rabbo and Yossi Beilin, Le Monde-Diplomatique).
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