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What is Poverty?

I was stunned, but not surprised, by an article in VOX from Dylan Matthews titled, “Paul Ryan Loves Talking About Poverty, But He Keeps Getting the Basic Facts Wrong.” Paul Ryan has been speaking out recently on the topic of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Calls for Social Responsibility, part 2 of 2

On May 9 Pope Francis met with UN General Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and executives from the United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes meeting in Rome.  He called upon the United Nations to contribute to a worldwide ethical mobilization. Here … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Calls for Social Responsibility, Part 1 of 2

On May 9 Pope Francis met with UN General Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and executives from the United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes meeting in Rome.  He called upon the United Nations to contribute to a worldwide ethical mobilization. Much … Continue reading

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CREATING WEALTH is Better Than Curing Poverty

When I worked for a relief and development organization, I became convinced that lack of resources was not the primary cause of poverty. I came to see that the root cause of poverty–and the cure of poverty–lies in a peoples’ … Continue reading

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The Roots of the Global Economic Crisis

[The following post, refreshed  from its original publication, is highly relevant to the current political-economic environment.] The global economic crisis is, at its root, a moral and metaphysical crisis. Our economic principles and polices are founded on assumptions which are … Continue reading

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The Solution to Africa’s Poverty

The other day my good friend from Malaysia, Seelok Ting, sent me an article from Matthew Parris in TIMESONLINE.  The title of the article is As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God:  Missionaries, not aid money, are the … Continue reading

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