Category Archives: Poor/Poverty

WE DON’T HAVE THAT MUCH TO FEAR

As Americans, we take many things for granted.  For example, we tend to think the answer to poverty in developing nations is getting them adequate resources.  Of course, things like food and medicines are badly needed.  But there is something more foundational that we tend to miss.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/25/opinion/brooks-the-republic-of-fear.html

MEET MY FRIEND, PROFESSOR CAROL SWAIN

About five years ago, I spoke at Vanderbilt University.  I was invited by Professor Carol Swain. Carol’s story is truly amazing.  She dropped out of high school, got her GED along with a slew of other degrees, and ended up teaching at places like Princeton and now Vanderbilt.

Here is a six minute video on her incredible story:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUl3ibKO38k