Cross-posted on JoeSettler.
Let’s say you were a social worker in a violent gang-ridden area. The gangs are preying on the residents, the neighboring towns, even on each other. Murder isn’t even given short shrift.
You come up with a brilliant idea. You find some rich sponsors sympathetic to your cause, and you get them to donate money to help eradicate this gang problem.
You then call in the gangs and promise to give them money to help them, but tell them the violence must stop.
So you give them money for a month, for two months, for a year.
After a year, you notice that the gang violence isn’t getting better. In fact, there are more murders now than ever. (Perhaps the gangs even tell you they need more money).
You decide that the amount money you gave them obviously wasn’t enough, and so you hit up the sponsors for more funds.
Now you double, you even triple the monthly stipends you give to the gangs. Another year passes and the violence is far worse.
I came across these statistics on CAMERA via Iris.
You can obviously draw your own conclusions, but you can’t ignore the correlation.
A study was done on Palestinian Terrorism and Murder and Foreign Aid.
As you can see from the charts, as foreign aid to the Palestinians increases, so do Palestinian acts of murder. When foreign aid to Palestinians decreases, Palestinian acts of murder correspondingly decrease.
In fact, the more money they receive, the more murders the Palestinians commit, the less money they receive, the less murders they commit – it is practically a 100% correlation.
(As an aside, when Palestinians are blocked from killing Jews, they kill each other instead).
But what is most interesting is the time lag between the receipt of the money and the number of murders.
The increase and decrease of the money received precipitates the number of murders that will be committed by one year.
You can practically estimate how many Palestinians acts of murder and terrorism will be committed in any year based on how much money they received the year before.
In 2007 they received the most money ever.
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