- Aug 19, 2010
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- On a hill
It is the overwhelming reason there is poverty throughout the world.I think that over simplifies a complex issue. Its part of the problem but not the whole.Our own poverty should be first.The flip side is we need to move these countries out of poverty. There are no easy answers.The only change I hope - is Americans now see the high cost of a low price.
That is, an economy based off of economic slave labor in foreign countries. We stopped making things.
As to foreign poverty - most of it is due to corrupt despots. You can't improve the lives of those people unless you are willing to remove the despots. If you aren't... you are throwing a cup of water on a forest fire just to make yourself feel better.
At the same time, we cannot always measure "poverty" by our standards. Many people we may consider "poor"... are living pretty good, stress free lives, in remote areas.
They are not poor. They are, perhaps, better off than we are.