This is frightening. I more-or-less agree with Sifu. Aaaagh.
The principle of foreign aid is sound. But yes, the implementation is woeful, awful - evil, even - crap. Next to none of it appears to go anywhere near the world's poorest.
Oh, the foreign student fees remain a small percentage of university turnover. UK universities are effectively the last great socialist enterprise: national fee-scales (effectively), national pay scales (effectively), rewards for all the wrong, non-productive activities. The central planning - voluntarily perpetuated - consigns the whole venture to greyness of ever-increasing cost. Skilled jobs do indeed seem to go largely to those from overseas.
The radical right, the libertarian perspective, the notion of small government, have all lost the argument. Totally. It's quite depressing.