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Canadian Foreign Aid and the Malian Coup - 6CR #90

Canadian Foreign Aid and the Malian Coup - 6CR #90

September 25, 2020

The recent coup in the country of Mali has lead to scrutiny of Canada's foreign aid of Mali. Darnell & Joel engage in a conversation about this controversy 

  • History of Canadian's tax dollars in Mali
  • Foreign aid & corrupt governments
  • Arguments for foreign aid
  • Alternatives to foreign aid

Song from our intro: Sho Baraka - Pedantic


Definition: Rent Seeking

Canada should rethink aid to Mali after two coups, analysts say

A coup in Mali is unlikely to make matters better

Some agreement, but issues remain as West African mediators meet Mali coup leaders

Economist: Dambisa Moyo

Twitter: @DambisaMoyo

Twitter: @ScottHortonShow

1970: Foreign Investment vs. Foreign Aid

1991: The Failures and Fallacies of Foreign Aid

2001: The Sorry Record of Foreign Aid in Africa

2005: A Foreign Aid Disaster in the Making

2019: Can Local Solutions Succeed Where Foreign Aid Has Failed?

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Gentrifiers & N.I.M.B.Y.’s - 6CR #89

Gentrifiers & N.I.M.B.Y.’s - 6CR #89

September 18, 2020

In the last 6 months, due to Covid 19 and social distancing requirements the Greater Toronto Area opened 30 new homeless shelters. Some GTA residents are raising concerns about the changes to their neighbourhood and decreased safety. Darnell & Joel engage in a conversation about NIMBYism and Gentrification.

  • What is NIMBYism?
  • What is gentrification?
  • Zoning laws & rent control
  • Morality of gentrification


City in talks to move homeless people out of tents in 2 parks as nearby residents say they feel unsafe

Residents near Toronto shelters upset with lack of city consultation

GTA Shelter System By Ward

Mike Bibby's Oasis of Kicks | Houseguest With Nate Robinson | The Players' Tribune

Paper mentioned: Why Are There NIMBYs?

Why Do Homeowners Love NIMBY?

Black Love White Lies

Houston's Lack of Zoning Laws Will Help It Rebuild

How Zoning Rules Would Work in a Free Society

Definition: Rent Seeking

Political Privilege and Class War in the Urban Housing Market

Zoning Laws Destroy Communities

Yes, in My Backyard: The Key to Affordable Housing Is More Housing

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Do Canadians Hate Charter Schools? - 6CR #88
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