December 2, 2009
Altruist? Be a Walmart* Executive
Okay, Nick Schultz doesn't use the A-word, I'm just grasping for segues.
But I think most ThreeSources will dig his "Want to Help Poor People? Help Start Businesses" post.
New businesses are indispensable to kick-starting poverty-eliminating growth. So if you have an aptitude for starting and building businesses and want to help people in poor countries, think about that course of action. Or go to work for large multinational firms (like Wal-Mart or Carrefour) and help them break into developing countries (or even boroughs of New York City). This may not be what your anti-globalization friends in college think is a smart move, but it will do more to alleviate poverty than anything they will come up with.
My contrarian heart sings... Philosophy Posted by John Kranz at December 2, 2009 4:52 PM