"Orbital Rings"--Isaac Arthur (31 min.)
For instance, in the video below--"Foreign Aid Doesn't Work | Africa" by Blonde in the Belly of the Beast--the author/narrator notes that we (the U.S.) spend $50 billion a year in foreign aid, much of which goes to Africa. Not only have studies shown that the aid produces no measurable impact in improving the lots of those nations, but it actually encourages corruption and waste. The proposed 2017 budget for NASA, on the other hand, is a paltry $19.6 billion, and that represents a substantial increase over past years. Imagine what we could accomplish if our foreign aid was redirected into NASA.
But that is not the worst of it. Vox Day has published an article entitled "The cost of Black America" which notes that the net benefit/tax of a white American is a -$2,795 (that is, they pay nearly $3,000 more in taxes than in benefits received) while the average black American's is +$10,016 (that is, they receive $10,000 more in benefits than they pay in taxes). Thus, "[o]ver the course of an average 79-year lifespan, a white individual contributes a net $220,805 to the system, whereas over the course of an average 75-year lifespan, a black individual receives a net $751,200." And immigration does not help: for Hispanics, the net benefit to tax is +$7,298. In short, Blacks and Hispanics represent a net $400 billion drain on the economy each year. Consequently, "[a]ll of this discussion of a 'national debt' and 'deficit' is primarily of function of blacks and hispanics. Without them, we would be running budget surpluses today, even when keeping the military the same size."