Sam Worthington

1 Foreign aid on chopping block

Given the demand for cuts in government spending following the compromise deal Congress struck in order to raise the debt ceiling, many experts say foreign aid and development programs are on shaky ground. As reported by Omar Karmi in The National, US argues over foreign aid policy along with its…

1 Op-ed: Don’t balance budget on back of the global poor

You know that phrase about being penny-wise and pound-foolish. As the US and British governments look for places to make budget cuts, many are concerned that the small amount (about 1 percent of the US federal budget) devoted to providing assistance to the needy and fighting disease in poor countries…