posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 01:51 PM
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
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.