Humanitarian Aid discussed on The Rubin Report - Ep 81: Dr. Abby Hall

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Uh fantastic thinking to look at that and go sure if we intervene at one point in the system there's no way that there's going to be an impact in other parts of that system as well and that's where you wind up running into some really on nefarious unintended consequences which we have seen over and over and over the idea of mission creep where they were to have one goal it keeps becoming another goal of another goal and another goal of the renault where you started at the beginning mainly part of that someone we talk about mission creep that certainly part of the economics of bureaucracy i'm one thing about foreign intervention of really any flavor what we're talking about humanitarian aid or we're talking about war it's all done in this bureaucratic regime so overlapping layers of bureaucracy uh bureaucratic firms don't compete for profit like a standard form when so and i typically explain it you have a forprofit firm they look at their financial statements at the end of the quarter their earning a profit that's indicating to them that they are providing something that is adding value to society uh a negative profit or a loss indicates the opposite bureaucracy is however not competing for profit or loss they are competing for government resources new pieces of some larger budget how do they convey that they should get a bigger piece of that budget that they should have more personnel by taking on more and more activities which are important to the powersthatbe suggested we cleared they basically they're competing for this budget so they have to spend money even in cases where they wouldn't.

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