Prager University: What’s the Best Way to Reduce Poverty?

Too many, particularly among the youth of our country, hold on to the mistaken belief that the only means whereby poverty can be reduced or ideally eliminated must come from the government. We can blame our educators for that. We need only look to Venezuela to clearly see that this is untrue on many levels.

Those who see government as the answer to all of society’s problems utilize the theory known as “zero-sum game” to justify their positions. Under that scenario, the number of dollars that will ever be available is fixed. It is, therefore, necessary for the government to decide how that money should be re-distributed so that everyone winds up with the same amount – this is communism. They believe that to raise people up from poverty, someone else must give up something. This is hardly true. This short video points out the fact that the one thing that has been instrumental in greatly reducing poverty is… (watch the video to find out).

Tom Stark

Tom Stark’s career began with Air Force service, including a year in Thailand and Vietnam, and progressed through a variety of manufacturing and service positions to Manager of Security, Safety, and Transportation for the Orange County (FL) Convention Center. He graduated from Barry University in 1994 and soon after embarked on a second career building custom furniture as an entrepreneur for the last 20 years. He unsuccessfully ran as a Tea Party candidate in the 2010 Congressional race (WV-01). Tom currently writes and advocates for smaller more prudent and less intrusive government, strengthening families and protecting life while building free market principles that make America stronger. He is now 70, retired, and residing with his wife in Weston, West Virginia.

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