The Population Research Institute has put out a new video called “Project Real Need.” It’s less than two minutes, but worth watching.
A very good point they make: Funding to cure malaria is uncontroversial and is necessary, yet we give even greater amounts of money to “family planning” measures that are controversial, are sometimes not even wanted by the locals, and are not beneficial.
On a related note, I’m glad GlaxoSmithKline is on board trying to help cure Malaria. But giving Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria $131,000 [pdf] to do it is just a bad idea. Again, talk about money going to the wrong place.
Looks like there are a lot of places we need to improve our spending habits…