A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A Graphic of US Foreign Aid

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
—George Orwell, Animal Farm

Americans love to complain about foreign aid, and many perceive it as being a much higher proportion of the Federal budget than is the case; far from the days of the Marshall Plan, US foreign aid today represents a small percentage of the budget and a smaller percentage per capita than most of Europe and Canada.

So this graphic may be of interest. I will add no editorial comment and will leave you to make your own judgments. The Middle East does pretty well, doesn't it? Some more than others.

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