Why does the U.S. fund foreign aid?
The United States spends approximately $37 billion dollars a year on foreign aid - just under 1% of our federal budget. "The Foreign Aid Paradox" zeroes in on food aid to Haiti and how it affects American farming and shipping interests as well as Haiti’s own agricultural markets. The result: a surprising study in unintended consequences.
Chapter 3: What is the role of our government?
Some of the biggest issues of the day are the role of the government in stimulating economic growth and whether or not our tax system is beneficial, bloated, or simply not good enough. Directors Jessica Yu, Marshall Curry, Barbara Kopple and Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing take a hard look at the numbers, in cartoons, song, and more.