US Foreign Aid

How the UN really works – Marginal Revolution talks about a study showing that US foreign aid dramatically increases to countries which get elected to the UN security council and decreases once they leave the Council.

The study also found that dictatorships get bigger increases in aid that democracies – presumably because they can guarantee their vote more easily being you know a dictatorship.

We should stand for membership of the Security Council again – we might be able to get a free trade agreement with the US out of it 🙂

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