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Incredibly, in a footnote of his paper, Djankov says that targeting aid to countries that comply with democratic guidelines is banned by the U.N. Thus, not only is the aid given without strings attached that would encourage democracy, but worse, strings that would make it effective in helping democratize the Third World are banned. The people who control the organization that Obama yearns to sacrifice your (but especially your children's) wealth to are leftists who start out with ready-made conclusions about wealth sharing, ideologically based conclusions that have nothing to do with studies or anything else related to reality.