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CHAPTER 23Increase International Development Aid

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.

— FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT, U.S. PRESIDENT, 1933-1945

Small Change

At the end of the day, do you empty your pockets of the change that accumulated over the day—a couple of quarters after you bought a coffee or a newspaper, what was left over from the dollar you put in the vending machine, the change the clerk at the drugstore gave you? We don’t give much thought to the small change. Maybe we slip it into our pockets when we get dressed the next day; or we drop the coins into a jar until the collection gets really big and then we convert it ...

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