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We Asked, You Answered: Does U.S. Foreign Aid Raise Living Standards?

Researchers are split on the issue. We asked our audience to weigh in.
"Should America Keep Giving Billions Of Dollars To Countries In Need?" / Marcus Butt / Getty Images

"Should America Keep Giving Billions Of Dollars To Countries In Need?"

That was the headline of a story NPR published in early May, looking into a former Trump campaign adviser's claim made during an interview on Morning Edition. Stephen Miller said there's "zero evidence" that U.S. foreign aid has had an effect on economic development.

The economists we interviewed said that Miller has a point: Attempts to connect the

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