Watch "How Nations Succeed: What's the Secret to Ending Poverty?"


Great new vid from The Fund for American Studies hosted by Reason contributor and economist Michael Cox.

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  • $park¥||

    That screen cap leads me to believe that infant mortality is the secret to ending poverty. That's quite an interesting concept.

  • Dweebston||

    I believe Jonathan Swift might have suggested something to this effect.

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  • Bobarian||

    What's the secret to ending poverty?

    Shoot and eat the poor?

  • $park¥||

    That won't work, there will always be a lowest 20%.

  • Bobarian||

    "It's a cooking show!"

  • ||

    Ick, too meager and gamey.

  • Brandon||

    Is it massive taxation and absolute government control? That's it, isn't it?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    I'm not sure, but let's try.

  • Drax the Destroyer||

    And if it doesn't work, just throw more money at it.

    I love how generally, the people who say money is not the key to happiness, are they same types that espouse "But if only the People's Program X had more funds, it could have succeeded!!!"

    Yeah right, fuck-nuts.

  • Mr. Soul||

    Since poverty is relative the best way to end poverty is to impoverish the wealthy. Just sayin

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    nobody needs exorbiant wealth.

  • Drax the Destroyer||

    If everyone is poor, no one is?

  • Gadianton||

    "Tax the rich, feed the poor
    Till there are no rich no more?"

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    You need a minimum wage, health and saftey regulations, regulations on starting a business, regulations protecting the environment, single payer health care, old age pension, unemployment insurance, finacial regulations, monopoly education, and welfare programs of all kind. This is how the Western countries did it after all right?


  • Dweebston||

    I wonder what we're missing in our lives that we don't know we're missing, the absence of which our descendants a century from now will hold in some revulsion.

    I'm hoping it's beachfront property in west Arizona. And a forested moon.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The day I listen to a man who won't even present himself with a necktie...

  • Dweebston||

    Can we reach an accord with a bolo tie?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    If I thought that was a serious comment, we would no longer be on speaking terms.

  • Dweebston||

    In truth I was merely delaying while we assembled a cravat from knee-high tube socks.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Did anyone else call it during the intro description of the "third world country"?

  • Bobarian||

    I was saying 1940 America until we got to automobiles

  • MamaLiberty||

    End the non-voluntary government control/ownership of human kind and institute the truly free market/society. Poverty will be eliminated by self ownership and self responsibility - except for those who would rather be slaves, of course.

  • Sidd Finch||

    Muzak and charts apparently. Who knew?

  • flashgordon||

    What a great video. And he didn't mention that progress here helps the rest of the world. When cell phones are invented, places that could never invent a cell phone can benefit from having them. When a drug is invented in India, people in the United States get saved by it. When I look how cheap and available things are and how companies throw themselves at you to give you customer service I just can't believe we elected a guy who understands so little about how a market system works for the last 2 elections.


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