Friday, June 10, 2005

Making it work,

It continues to amaze me to see the number of people who think throwing money around can "end poverty". If you want to end poverty I got two words for you: teach Capitalism. No amount of money given to someone for being unproductive will ever help them to become productive. On the other hand if you show them that they have power within themselves to create wealth, they will set out to do just that and thus eliminate any "poverty" that may exist in their life. To really fight poverty in a society you must do everything possible to get people to rely on themselves to solve their problems. Until that happens the people will continue to live in fear and look to Uncle Sam for handouts to ease that fear.