It’s often said that Africa is too big to think about as a single place, and instead of ‘Africa’ we should talk about ‘the Africas’ or Les Afriques. I was reminded of this reading Decca Aitkenhead’s thoroughly enjoyable piece on Poor Economics co-author Abhijit Banerjee:
Surely even ‘aids’? Ah. Right.
Their overwhelming message is that there is no Big Idea or golden bullet, so we should stop thinking about “Aid”, and start thinking about “aid”.