Friday, April 04, 2014

How to end poverty

I'm so disappointed. I agreed to review a new Christian title that promised a solution to extreme poverty. Same old same old--more money donated by Christians. There's not a corrupt government in the world that can't soak up every bit of wealth we have. Jesus asked us to be generous, not stupid. Free market capitalism is the only solution to poverty--not redistribution, even if it is voluntary. Charity and NGOs and government aid (all with the best of intentions) have desperately hurt third world countries while lining the pockets of tyrants. Plus we're losing the solution to poverty in our own country, so why would anyone take our advice?

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