Thursday, February 12, 2009

Are You Ready To Fight?

"When the end of poverty arrives, as it can and should in our own generation, it will be citizens in a million communities in rich and poor countries alike, rather than a handful of political leaders, who will have turned the tide. The fight for the end of poverty is a fight that all of us must join in out own way." Jeffrey Sachs, The End of Poverty

2 comments:

Kelvin Warkentin said...

Can poverty really be wiped out?

Brad in the 'Loo said...

I really believe it can, at least the extreme form of poverty (those living on less than $1/day.) We have the resources and the technology but I'm not sure we have the will. Frankly, it involves a change of heart and a change of lifestyle that most people are not willing to embrace. That's why we have to keep hammering away - educating, advocating, speaking up on behalf of those who have no voice - for change.

I have a lot of thoughts on this that will eventually make their way into a full-blown blog post but they need to stew around a bit more.