What if we asked the right questions about poverty?

What if we asked the right questions about poverty?

In this short and to-the-point blog post, David Rudd looks at ‘income equality’ not from the point of bashing those on the top and complaining about how they should give all their resources to those on the bottom.

Rather, he frames the discussion in a way that we probably have not seen enough of. By suggesting three questions and inviting us to dialogue around those questions to hopefully find solutions or at least the beginning of them in the quest to create a fairer world.

1 – How might we enable the poor to improve their lives and earning potential?

2 – How might we protect against those who would gain wealth through fraud, deception or abuse?

3- How might we encourage all people to generously care for those around them?

We would LOVE to hear your thoughts on any one of those, or even all three. In fact, perhaps you are even feeling inspired enough to write a whole blog post answering them [if you do this, please won’t you send on the link to us].

How about it? What practical and realistic [or even totally way out crazy-sounding] ideas do you have to help address the reality of Poverty that we see in the world around us?


Brett Anderson

Brett "Fish" Anderson from South Africa (the country) is passionate about seeing the church live out what it says it believe in all areas of life. He is married to the beautiful Val (tbV) and hates raiSINs with a different kind of passion.
  • http://gravatar.com/jcalexxander Jeff

    I think those are insightful questions and the answers that can be found within those questions could provide solutions to poverty. But even if we ask the right questions and come up with the best possible answers, poverty will still have a place in this world until we pursue the answers to the questions that have been asked.

    The asking of the right questions presumably will provide for better answers and solutions to poverty and associated ills. Simply knowing the best answers does not mean we (as a people) are or will be doing the answers.

    So I believe, while the questions presented above are good and the answers they provide should be good, they will not become great questions with great answers until the answer is applied in a productive and meaningful way…

    Thanks for the post Brett. Made me think this morning and I will revisit!

    • Brett Anderson

      Thanks Jeff, you are absolutely right. What is required is a heart change and personal investment to living out the answers that are in front of us.