This article from leading think-tank, Brookings Institution is a recommended read. Check it out!
via Can the world end extreme poverty? | Brookings Institution
Personally, much as I support the concept, I struggle with the reality of ending poverty. There are too many corrupt politicians and bureaucrats in the World. Even international institutions, like the UN agencies, have allowed themselves to be marginalized because they have become biased in favor of specific political interest groups. Major charities too are not all white – I question the percentage of aid money that reaches the needy, versus the percentage that is lost in ‘administration’.
Everywhere, we see powerful people ready to put their own interests first. However, I commend Brookings for raising the awareness with the debate and publication of its latest.