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September 26th, 2012, 20:43
Originally Posted by dteowner View Post
I completely agree that those aid programs are valuable. I question whether the UN does any better than alternative sources such as the Red Cross. Simply put, if we gave the Red Cross (or similar international aid organziation) the same pile of cash (and actually it would be a larger pile of cash since all the wasted UN overhead could be redirected), could they accomplish the same level of aid? Given the immense waste of the UN, I can't imagine the answer to that question being anything except a deafening, "Ummm, no shit, Sherlock."
The Red Cross has their own overhead issues. Have you seen how much their CEO makes?

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