By Art Carden Global poverty has been falling dramatically over the last few decades, but a lot of people in the world still live in conditions that are absolutely appalling by the standards of the developed world. We insult them, though, by seeing them as mere victims or by blaming them for their plight when, for most of the poor people throughout history, they have been … [Read more...] about The Resilience and Brilliance of the World’s Poorest: The Case of Pagpag
By Richard M. Salsman Abundant historical evidence informs us that poverty both sickens and kills over the long term, that it brings higher rates of morbidity and mortality, not only in less-wealthy, “less-developed” nations but also among poorer folks in wealthier nations. Put positively, wealth promotes health; it thereby increases lifespans and happiness; and it does so … [Read more...] about Unwealthy is Unhealthy, So Why Mandate It?
By John Tammy At lunch last week at a diner-style restaurant with an old friend in a fancy part of northern Virginia, the friend talked of how his daughter had been working as a hostess at one of the most famous restaurants in a southern city known for its famous restaurants. Due to mass hysteria among politicians related to Coronavirus, and that has led to the recent … [Read more...] about It’s The Poor Who Are Suffering Most
By Kerry McDonald When her daughter began kindergarten in the public elementary school to which she had been assigned in Louisville, Kentucky, Emily Duke quickly realized it was not a good fit. The environment was very stressful for the five year old, whose parents had recently divorced. The rigidity and top-down instructional methods, combined with her emotional turmoil … [Read more...] about City Schoolhouse: The Innovative School That’s Helping Low-Income Families Educate Their Children
By James Tooley Twenty years ago this week—on Indian Republic Day, 26 January 2000—I wandered into the slums behind the Charminar, in the Old City of Hyderabad, and my life changed forever. Building on my PhD at what is now the UCL Institute of Education, I had become an expert on private education. Twenty years ago, everyone knew that private education was just for the … [Read more...] about Low-Cost Private Schools Are Revolutionizing Education for Millions of Children in Developing Nations