We protect our farmers by import duties, we try to get 3rd world sign treats that allow our companies to exploit their natural resources.
No matter how much aid, food or money we send. The balance always must be we get more than we give. If we do the inverse we are loosing money and we are in recesion.
I would like to hear a polician saying:
Next 10 years we are going to grow just 0.05% in order to help third world to be a little less poor.
Don't worry even if you are unemployed you are rich man compared to people in Somalia.
Companies wich have their production centers in other countries (mines, etc) will give profits only in the same country, no matter where the stocks owners are from.
We don't want to teach them how to fish, we want to buy an exclusive right to fish in their rivers. And we'll sell their own fishes, and give them some fishes as charty, or worse, we'll use fishes to bribe local caciques
Each country of the 1st world is a competitor, we needn't more players in the game, and we don't want to loose advantange giving money to other countries. It is the sad truth, world can't support all countries like 1st world countries, if 3rd world becomes a little richier we must get a little poorer.
All that numbers of aids, corruption etc, mean nothing, it's like dumping a ton of trash every day and give a toothbush to clean it.
are we arguing where to clean? are we arguing toothbush should be better? are we complainig because we should change the toothbush at least once a week but only change it once a month?. That charty is just hypocrisy and means nothing.