A Tyrant’s Best Friend

George Ayittey


2011 OFF in Oslo


George Ayittey was a celebrated Ghanaian political economist, professor, author, ardent advocate of democracy and free markets, and founding member of the Human Rights Foundation’s International Council. Ayittey dove directly into his argument about the uselessness of foreign aid in Africa with a quote from Albert Einstein: “Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting different results.

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