Kotkin Poverty Q5

Published by Paola Avendano on

These last two questions are almost identical. I will only answer once. Non-profits often promote a “victim agenda” that does no good for anyone but professional protesters. They need to focus on things such as training for jobs and also stand up to the regulatory state. There is much they can do in education, for example by expanding and promoting magnet and charter schools. But since most non-profits are controlled by the gentry, they prefer to put their resources into things like climate change, racial redress and gender issues, which, while important, don’t address the fundamental challenge of poverty.