Building Permanent Paths out of Poverty
"A lot of groups take an aid-based approach to reducing poverty — essentially handing out the goods and services impoverished people lack. These programs can save lives, definitely: to use a very basic example, distributing food to those facing starvation. But unless you’re constantly providing food, eventually these people will face starvation again. And even then, you’re addressing a symptom of poverty without solving the underlying problem"