Why we need government to attack poverty, too
In recessions, when more people need help, most donors have less to give.
Many not-for-profits simply collapse. Those that remain often move away from long-term indepence-developing programs, crowded by the increase in immediate needs.
Richard Florida, the economic geographer who writes of places, people, and prosperity, described the situation like this:
I’m no economist, but I see no means to sustain an attack on poverty without resources that are more stable and more broadly shared than voluntary contributions alone could ever be.
Tags: poverty, government, war+on+poverty, eliminate+poverty, government+funding, taxes, not-for-profit, Monte Asbury
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