Friday, May 1, 2009

World Bank: The Pope was right about how to fight AIDS

The World Bank's own reports admit that pro-promiscuity efforts to fight AIDS in Africa -- handing out condoms instead of educating people about abstinence -- are failures.

See for yourself.

The World Bank points to weak bureaucracies as the culprit for the programs' failure. Well, it's true that most African governments tend to be ineffectual and corrupt. It's also true that putting an abstinence education program in place doesn't really depend on government bureaucracies, however. You can circumvent them entirely, actually. This is probably news to those at the World Bank, of course, who largely tend to subscribe to the Liberal belief that if there's something good that can be done for society it should be done by the state.

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