Posts tagged andrew schwark
Home Again, Again.

When I first moved here, to this strange land, a place where I didn't know a single soul, I was justifiably nervous. Who would I meet? How would I communicate? What would I say?These thoughts raced through my mind and they still surface now and again. It's a natural reaction moving from a place of security to a place unknown. But recently, those worries and fears have started to fall away.

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How Do We Know?

The subject turned to the mistrust of the poor by the wealthy. Good folks were worried about creating a culture of dependency. Without knowing the people intimately and how they will use the money, many here, like in the U.S., decide against giving. All too often we are warned that hand-outs are not the solution to fixing poverty – in essence people here and abroad fear that this type of giving simply replaces one form of bondage with another. Ugh. How do we know what is best?

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