I don't oppose spending money to help Africans get access to electricity. Besides being a good thing to do, it will ultimately benefit the U.S. economy. But the billion will probably be aimed at large, centralized, bureaucracy-heavy projects that offer business opportunities for tycoons, rather than smaller-scale technology that can be deployed more effectively over a larger area and help more Africans be self-sufficient. The push will be more toward giving Africans a reason to congregate near large cities where they can be a cheap labor force, and making them become dependent on large utilities.
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