US to give N.Korea 50,000 tonnes food aid in CURRENT EVENTS Posted 24 Jun 2005 · Report post The role of government in a proper society is far narrower than justice. It is, instead, to protect individual rights from aggression and fraud. Many injustices may occur in a laissez-faire society and the government would take no action at all. Do you not think the United States should have a foreign policy?Do you agree that the IMF and WTO should be abolished?I don't know enough about the details to give a definite answer, but from what I do know I would conclude they are counterproductive, creating more problems than they solve. The fact that these organizations are covered by members states cash flow, i.e. tax payers money, makes them even more undesirable. Ideally a World Trade Organization would be an international charity aiming to spread individual rights and responsible business practice. So a tentative yes.Objectivists aren't pragmatists, and so they would not support such a program, right?Well, I've never called myself an Objectivist, my views are my own. I am an opportunist/pragmatist when it comes to shifting the status quo in the right direction. Example - It was in the interests of Britain to have a Conservative PM, Maggie Thatcher instead of a Labour PM that couldn't deal with Unions. She dramatically shifted Britain back in the direction of a free market, yet she was by no means an Objectivist, she on occasion centralized things for short terms solutions and privatized things in an in-effective manner.As to international aid programs, I would say a reform based aid program was preferable to a blank-cheque-to-despot based program. Ideally there would no tac funded aid programs. Ideally. I should point out that I draw the line for opportunistic/pragmatic support at the 'joining government' level. I can support others campaigns when they suit me, but I do not see myself the centre of a campaign where my views are compromised by the ideals of a party, which I do not totally agree with.