[FoRK] What Americans Do...

James Tauber jtauber at jtauber.com
Wed Jan 5 12:32:32 PST 2005


Both India and Thailand have declined financial assistance, although I
believe Australia is providing support to the latter in the form of
personnel (medical, forensic, infrastructure specialists)

You're right about us needing the PR in Indonesia, though.


On 6/1/05 3:35 AM, "damien morton" <fork at bitfurnace.com> wrote:

> In the case of Australia's pledge, most of it wil go to Indonesia, a
> neighbor a few hundred miles away, and one where Australia could use
> some good PR.
> 
>> I might add that I'm fairly embarrassed that this has degenerated into
>> a contest about who can give the most. Where was this 'generosity' in
>> Darfur?
>> 
>> Luis
>> 
>> 
>> On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 02:18:09 +0800, James Tauber <jtauber at jtauber.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Yes. A large part of me is thrilled, but it is a pretty big opportunity
>>> cost.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> James
>>> 
>>> On 6/1/05 1:48 AM, "damien morton" <fork at bitfurnace.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> I read today that Australia has pledged a US$760mil mix of grants and
>>>> loans (apparently 50-50 of each).
>>>> 
>>>> http://news.newkerala.com/world-news/?action=fullnews&id=55646
>>>> http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=385809
>>>> http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2005/01/05/australia-aid050105.html
>>>> http://www.abc.net.au/ra/news/stories/s1277188.htm
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> It just occurs to me that one advantage of private giving over government
>>>>> aid, beside efficiency, is that the opportunity cost is less likely to
>>>>> affect the poor.
>>>>> 
>>>>> The money I've given so far will slow down my plans to build a house, but
>>>>> the money the Australian government has given so far is, I'm guessing,
>>>>> going
>>>>> to have to come out of government programmes for people more in need than
>>>>> the local building industry.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Just a thought.
>>>>> 
>>>>> James
>>> 
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> FoRK mailing list
>>> http://xent.com/mailman/listinfo/fork
>>> 
>> 
>> _______________________________________________
>> FoRK mailing list
>> http://xent.com/mailman/listinfo/fork
>> 
>> 
> 
> _______________________________________________
> FoRK mailing list
> http://xent.com/mailman/listinfo/fork




More information about the FoRK mailing list