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Novel Solution for Saving Afghanistan: Tax the Expats

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posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 01:51 PM
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Here’s an idea that will provide desperately needed revenue for the government of Afghanistan, and help win the support of its people: Put a tax on foreign aid.

Too bad it will never happen.

Writing today in the New York Times, Peter Bergen and Sameer Lalwani note that a hefty chunk of the billions in foreign aid flowing to Afghanistan is quickly repatriated to donor countries in the form of consultant salaries and overhead costs. Ordinary Afghans can see this army of expatriate development consultants cruising around in SUVs but often see little tangible benefit from the arrival of Development Inc.

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posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 02:21 PM
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STOP posting everysingle article on wired.com for gods sake.



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