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Unformatted text preview: The article states that Liberia is in 3.8 billion dollars worth of debt. Although I understand that this is an irrefutably high number, I dont understand how the USA can be in 14 billion dollar debt and still be expected to donate large sums of money. It appears as though the environmental degradation is causing the rate of natural disasters to increase. Many people do not see a cost in polluting the environment, however these costs must be realized in natural disaster aid. A large portion of aid from richer countries, for example, went toward tsunami relief. Although a lot of the pressure to eradicate poverty is on rich countries, more of the burden must be on the countries who have the ability to help themselves- ie China and India. In these countries the gap between the rich and the poor is growing. As these countries are developing the skills and resources to help themselves, they need to rely less on foreign aid so it can go to those countries who cannot help themselves....
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- Fall '11