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    in various ways by various organizations. My version for One Laptop Per Child and Sugar Labs says that it can be done for something like $30 billion annually from all sources put into infrastructure (roads, electricity, Internet, buildings) for education and economic growth. That includes all of the governments that can afford it themselves investing their own tax money, as in Uruguay, and contributions from outside for the poorer countries, such as Haiti or Ethiopia, where we currently have underfunded projects. There are dozens of others.

    Of course, we can't do it via so-called foreign aid that consists of weapons or that has to be spent in the donor country for equipment, food, or high-priced consultants, and other such nonsense. We can't do it via programs where the money can be siphoned off by corrupt elites.

    America—We built that!

    by Mokurai on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 12:24:50 PM PST

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