Charity will not end poverty, says Rev. Robert A. Sirico, Founder & President of the Acton Institute. He makes the case in this short video that it is business, innovation and jobs that will transform lives.
“Poverty does not end because people are charitable. For all of the charitable institutions that we’ve seen in the last century, these things do not account for the rise out of poverty of the poorest of the poor in the world. And, what is so ‘scandalous,’ to many people, is that what accounts for this rise out of poverty is business. It’s enterprise. It’s the application of human intelligence, of human action, of human will, of ingenuity into the economic sphere.”