Wade and other African leaders who are trying to create conditions favorable for investment do need Western assistance, but they don’t need handouts. They need trade-friendly policies, not the usual song and dance on foreign aid. It’s the only way to steer them off “the wrong road” — and put them on the path to prosperity.
Adam Wallace, a senior at Ohio Northern University, is an intern in the communications department of The Heritage Foundation (www.heritage.org). Distributed nationally on the Knight-Ridder Tribune wire