"Alms Dealers"

This article, on how the Invisible Foot principle applies to
humanitarian aid, would be startling and provocative if it came from the
Ayn Rand Institute; it is hardly less so for having been published in
The New Yorker. Unfortunately a subscription is required to access the
full article, but the abstract in the URL gives the gist.

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2010/10/11/101011crat_atla
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