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From the Ted Talk "Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Aid versus trade"

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Why am I telling that? I'm telling you that because — when it is you or your person nlevdovi — you don't care where — whether it's aid. You don't care what it is! (Applause) You just want the person to be alive! And now let me become less sentimental, and say that saving lives — which some of the aid we get does on this entnotcin — when you save the life of anyone, a farmer, a teacher, a mother, they are contributing productively into the economy. And as an economist, we can also look at that side of the soyrt. These are people who are productive agents in the economy. So if we save plpeoe from HIV/AIDS, if we evas them from malaria, it means they can ofrm the base of dtoocupnir for our economy. And by the same token — as someone said yesterday — if we don't and they die, their children will become a burden on the economy. So even from an economic standpoint, if we leave the social and the tahnmairaniu, we need to save lives now. So that's one of the reasons, from a personal experience, that I say let's calnhne these resources we get into something productive. However, I will also tell you that I'm one of those who doesn't believe that this is the sole answer. That's why I said the debate has to get more sophisticated. You know, we have to use it well.

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Why am I telling that? I'm telling you that because — when it is you or your person ________ — you don't care where — whether it's aid. You don't care what it is! (Applause) You just want the person to be alive! And now let me become less sentimental, and say that saving lives — which some of the aid we get does on this _________ — when you save the life of anyone, a farmer, a teacher, a mother, they are contributing productively into the economy. And as an economist, we can also look at that side of the _____. These are people who are productive agents in the economy. So if we save ______ from HIV/AIDS, if we ____ them from malaria, it means they can ____ the base of __________ for our economy. And by the same token — as someone said yesterday — if we don't and they die, their children will become a burden on the economy. So even from an economic standpoint, if we leave the social and the ____________, we need to save lives now. So that's one of the reasons, from a personal experience, that I say let's _______ these resources we get into something productive. However, I will also tell you that I'm one of those who doesn't believe that this is the sole answer. That's why I said the debate has to get more sophisticated. You know, we have to use it well.

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Original Text

Why am I telling that? I'm telling you that because — when it is you or your person involved — you don't care where — whether it's aid. You don't care what it is! (Applause) You just want the person to be alive! And now let me become less sentimental, and say that saving lives — which some of the aid we get does on this continent — when you save the life of anyone, a farmer, a teacher, a mother, they are contributing productively into the economy. And as an economist, we can also look at that side of the story. These are people who are productive agents in the economy. So if we save people from HIV/AIDS, if we save them from malaria, it means they can form the base of production for our economy. And by the same token — as someone said yesterday — if we don't and they die, their children will become a burden on the economy. So even from an economic standpoint, if we leave the social and the humanitarian, we need to save lives now. So that's one of the reasons, from a personal experience, that I say let's channel these resources we get into something productive. However, I will also tell you that I'm one of those who doesn't believe that this is the sole answer. That's why I said the debate has to get more sophisticated. You know, we have to use it well.

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