Among the first stories that caught my eye (one of many, to be sure), is a piece by Paul Collier in last week's Guardian on aid programmes. The reason it caught my eye is that it left me somewhat confused. Collier notes that the world's largest aid programme has been Chinese assistance to the U.S. Its outcome, he further observes, gives credence to the claim of conditional aid:
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
After a time away from blogging I have finally found my way back to it, admittedly slightly intimidated by the blinking cursor before me and the seemingly insurmountable amount of news, stories and random quips I've been unable to comment on. I can never quite sort out whether the moment to do so has passed... ah, well. Nevermind: the Yale conference was a great success, as was my time spent traveling through the Northeast. Regardless, it's great to be back.