Sharing anecdotes and music from his fascinating life, Panel member Tidjane Thiam tells the BBC’s Desert Island Discs that aid may undermine democracy if it means that a government is supported by foreign money.
Reaffirming his belief in the power of the private sector, argues that subsidies may be even more damaging. In Abidjan, people eat bread made with French flour not flour from the local cassava, he says, forcing many people into poverty.
Original Source: The BBC
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