I’ve been watching the run up to both Live8 and the G8 with skepticism. Maybe I’ve had my fill of sanctimonious celebrities and emotional appeals, but I was relieved to see this article from Germany’s Der Spiegel, which casts a sober eye on the development aid situation and asks a few much-needed questions. Yes, poverty in Africa is a huge problem. I don’t agree with everything the authors say, but I think they make some good points. Too Much of a Good Thing: Choking on Aid Money in Africa – International – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News