Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33 No. 14. 1970
Almost all New Zealand foreign aid is futile in a world-wide perspective. This is not because the volume is small, but because it is aimed at increasing resources. This only enables populations to expand.
We should not ship food to countries such as India where the in balance between food and population is hopeless. Aid should be reserved for those whom it may save.
We should refuse foreign aid to countries with increasing populations which we believe are not making a maximum effort to limit their populations.
The most important agricultural aid should be in the form of teachers who understand not only agronomy, but also ecology and sociology.
For 20 cents we can feed a child essential milk biscuits for 5 days...
For 10 cents we could have prevented his birth and saved his long day's dying...