Brookings Blog Post Discusses Common Myths About U.S. Foreign Aid
Brookings Institution: Myths about U.S. foreign aid
George Ingram, senior fellow for Global Economy and Development at Brookings, discusses common myths about foreign aid, including the myth that foreign aid is unpopular and the misconception of how much the U.S. actually spends on foreign aid. Ingram notes, “If you have a hard time accepting foreign aid as an investment, think of it as insurance. Insurance that is cheaper than at some point having to put American troops in danger” (4/7).