Is giving money to Haiti relief a good idea?

The World

According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, major U.S. aid organizations have received over $305 million dollars for Haiti. Big photogenic disasters close to home generate big donations, but that's not always the best way to save the world, says Economist writer Matthew Bishop. Matthew Bishop is the New York Bureau Chief for The Economist and the co-author of "Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World."

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