Interesting, and inspiring, bio over on my pal Hispanic Pundit's blog.
Reminds me of another friend's take on the problem with nearly all modern
policies, and politics, on the poor. We ask ourselves what causes "poverty."
But poverty is the natural state of man. If you fail, if you don't develop effectie institutions, you stay in poverty.
What we need to study, and talk about, is what causes wealth. Except that we already know that: property rights, independent courts, constitutional republic as a government form, and capitalist economy with effective financial institutions.
Why don't most nations have those things? Some of it is education. But some of it is that politicians can't claim credit for letting wealthy citizens keep their wealth. So, we fight poverty, and take money from the rich and give it to government agencies to burn in a thousand smoky little fires. Voters see the smoke, and assume something useful is being done.
What we need to do is NOT fight poverty. What we need to do is fight the things that prevent us from becoming wealthy.