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Topics: sustainable development

Reducing Maternal Mortality in Nigeria

With its vast natural resources, the African country of Nigeria has the wherewithal to lift itself out of poverty without foreign help.  If it would put its oil money to work educating its population, building a first-rate infrastructure, and creating an industrial base, it could be another Japan. But the West is trying to impose another agenda on the African giant. Instead of encouraging industrialization, the West talks about “sustainable development” (read: slow or no …

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Cutting Foreign Aid to Save Lives

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as UNICEF and CARE Australia are up in arms over the new Australian Prime Minister’s plan to reduce foreign aid by $4.5 billion. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, they claim that such cuts will come at “expense of children’s lives."[1] Worse yet, they will compromise the commitments under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Now we’re not really concerned about feeding the U.N. bureaucracy, so we’ll leave that organization’s vaguer MDG’s—such things …

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Secular Substitute for the Apocalypse

March 16, 2006 Volume 8 / Number 11 Secular Substitute for the Apocalypse Dear Colleague: Global warming is the apocalypse with an environmentalist twist. Steven W. Mosher President Last month, a group of 86 evangelical Christians, including some highly prominent and influential leaders, issued a statement endorsing the global warming myth and calling for economically crippling action. The tide of hysteria over this profane reworking of the Bible’s apocalyptic prophecies continues to rise, and it …

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