BEIJING -China spent tens of billions of dollars on a dazzling 2008 Olympics. It has sent astronauts into space. It recently became the world's second largest economy. Yet it gets more than $2.5 billion a year in foreign government aid — and taxpayers and lawmakers in donor countries are increasingly asking why.
And then we have to rethink that hold parent thing about "Finish the crusts on that peanut butter sandwich! Don't you know there are children in China starving right this very minute?" Change that to, "Don't you know there are kids whose daddies are on the unemployment rolls this very week?"
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