BunkyBrewman: Give a man to fish and he will eat for a day,teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime./is that statement really that difficult to comprehend?
bunner: I have found that any statement that begins with "My dad is a big deal, and I think.." should probably have a pinch of salt added.
o5iiawah: ajgeek: So no one else has figured out a solution to the labor glut yet?Clearly the answer is Amnesty, a process which would legalize 11-20M workers to bring them formally into a labor pool already experiencing 7.5% unemployment to go along with depressed wages and a negative savings rate.
brantgoose: There are political and economic factors making it impossible to eliminate all poverty.
BunkyBrewman: Give a man to fish and he will eat for a day,teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
rev. dave: What will end the greatest amount of poverty is the ending of corruption. Corrupt politicians and agencies are what perpetuates poverty.Clean out what is rotten then something healthy can grow.
Nabb1: Uh, giving poor people who have no experience managing money $10,000 (which doesn't go very far these days) is to going to get them put of poverty. They'll probably pay off some debts and buy some sort of consumer goods with whatever is left.
bunner: The most charitable thing you can do for a poor family is to give them 10,000.00 out of your stash of millions under the condition that they listen while you explain how money works. And answer a quiz. Downside, finding out how money actually works is like accidentally walking in on your mom while she's taking a dump. The "money fairy" that we accuse the poor of waiting on either has to stop coming down the billionaires' chimneys or start expanding her route.
Nabb1: I sort of jumped the gun, too. I wouldn't want to dissuade the wealthy from charity, but being selective and thinking about the bigger picture is certainly a good idea.
NewportBarGuy: Wait! Upon further review (actually reading the article), he has some good points.I retract my claim that he cares about an inheritance. He just genuinely cares about creating sustainable economic conditions for people.
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