By: Joseph Quesnel, For The Calgary Herald
In 2009, AIDS activist and former NDP politician Stephen Lewis spoke to an audience at the University of Lethbridge about global health. During questioning, someone asked Lewis about famed Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo.
Moyo, in her book Dead Aid, criticizes government-to-government aid to African countries, pointing out that after $1 trillion in aid over decades, Africa is poorer.
Lewis scoffed and attempted to refute the arguments of the Oxford-and Harvard-educated African woman, claiming that she did not know what she was talking about.