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The Big Idea for Thursday, July 25, 2013

How is it, as Alex Berezow points out in today's lesson, that both sides of the political spectrum claim to be the true champions of the poor – while both simultaneously endorse policies that disproportionately harm them?

As Berezow argues, to truly help developing societies, we need to answer their immediate needs. That is far more compassionate than trying to shape them into the societies we would like them to be.


  1. 1 The Arrogance of a Well-Fed Society
    Alex Berezow Experts' Corner
  2. 2 What is a government's role in alleviating poverty?
    Muhammad Yunus
  3. 3 The Upward Spiral of Capitalism and the End of Poverty
    John Mackey
  4. 4 How can we reduce poverty in the developing world?
    Jagdish Bhagwati

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