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Is the 0.7% foreign aid target just “guilty giving”?

By Tim Laurence

A Londoner leaves a tube station. He sees a homeless man and feels a pang of guilt. He gives him a £5 note and offers some kind words. “It’s cold tonight, get yourself a warm meal.” He walks away feeling content; though he is wealthy and busy, he feels he’s also a good person, as he’s made a difference that night.

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Development lessons from “Book of Mormon”

“I’m taking the reins / I’m crossing the bear / Just like Jesus / I’m growing a pair!”

“I won’t break the rules again / I can’t believe Jesus called me a dick!”

Based on these lyrics from Book of Mormon, you might think it’s just some hilarious, blasphemous play–what more could we expect from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q?

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