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Friday, May 28, 2010
This New York Times column shows why just throwing money at Third World poverty will continue to reap nothing but more poverty. It's even more true in the U.S. Many times, economic poverty is led by the nose ring of impoverishment of the soul. You can't cure the former without first fixing the latter.


PB said...

Yeah, this is exactly what I saw in Sierra Leone, Azerbaijan, West Virginia, Indian reservations I've worked on, Juarez, etc. Everyone has a cell phone. I mean, everyone. Most also have satellite dishes. And yet somehow everyone is "poor."

Darius said...

And somehow 30 million Americans get food stamps...

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