Bono – Africa’s Hope?
In a recent appearance on Nightline, Bono (lead singer of U2) continued his self-appointed campaign to save Africa. Not a bad way to spend your time if so inclined. Yet, like so many before him, Bono suffers from the problem of not having a clue on how to achieve his goal. Sure, he has good intentions on his side, but that doesn’t get you long term results.
To his dubious credit, Bono has discovered the secret of how to extort money from taxpayers all over the world via government. However, he falls short by delivering the worlds generosity into a system where the problem never gets solved.
Other than receiving a feel good high and funding corrupt dictators nothing is really being accomplished. Unless of course a giant transfer of wealth is the goal then we have a victory.
Every country that has pulled itself out of poverty has done so by implementing some form of capitalism. Bono’s socialist style of help is clearly not working and most Africans will always remain poor because of it.