Mostly all government has to do is GET OUT OF THE WAY.
As Reagan said in his inaugural in 1980, government isn't the solution; it's the problem.
When I was a child - back in the 1950-60's - China and India were literally STARVING.
Now they export food - and every month --- for decades now - the people are becoming more and more prosperous.
DID FOREIGN AID DO THIS? DID REDISTRIBUTIONISM?
Nope. Free markets did.
IOW: the Indian government got out of the way of the Indian people.
IOW: The Chinese government got out of the way of the Chinese people.
YES, I KNOW: BOTH COUNTRIES NEED TO BE FREER.
But that doesn't negate the fact that it was the liberalization (in the CLASSIC SENSE of the word!!!!) of their economies which saved these nations.
Not socialism. Not foreign aid and not charity.
BUT CAPITALISM. "Evil greedy selfish" CAPITALISM.
Any human being who counts himself a HUMANITARIAN who wants to see the lives of his brothers and sisters improve materially must accept this - and should support more of it.
Leftists think that they support policies which promote well-being, but it's actually the exact opposite.
Socialism promotes poverty and dependence not prosperity and independence.
(BESIDES: Socialism was also responsible for most of the genocide in the last century - to the tune of 200 million.)
Despite decades of "self-government" and decades of foreign aid, Africa is still way too poor and has way too many malnourished people.
THE REASON? Too much statism and socialism.
Rhodesia was better than Zimbabwe for blacks because back then there was PROSPERITY and lots of food. Zimbabwe is bad because Mugabe is a committed SOCIALIST.
Ditto North Korea and Cuba and South Africa and Venezuela and Vietnam and so on. They are all poorer because of socialism.
Socialism has left a trail of poverty and malnourishment wherever it took over.
IF YOU WANT TO MAKE POVERTY HISTORY THEN YOU HAVE TO MAKE SOCIALISM HISTORY.
Yet Obama is trying to transform America and make the USA more socialist.
It will meet with the same results here as Zimbabwe.... ONLY WORSE: Because when you bring sown the USA, you bring down the entire West: The USA is still the indispensable nation - or, as our enemies say, "THE BIG SATAN".
That's why we must stop Obama and his agenda.
We can do that this November.
ARE HERE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS THE MORE DEVELOPED AND MORE AFFLUENT NATIONS CAN ENACT THAT WOULD HELP THE POORER LESS DEVELOPED NATIONS?
We can build Africans water treatment plants (untreated water is the biggest killer on the continent right up there with Malaria) and highways and nuclear power pants and a grid and sell them fridges and stoves and cars and truck and trains. Thus will imorve their live immensely.
ON ONE CONDITION: THEY BECOME FREE - AND STAY FREE.
As I have long said: Prosperity is a by-product of liberty.
If we spread liberty, then we spread prosperity.
AND THAT MEANS ANY IDEOLOGY WHICH PROHIBITS LIBERTY MUST BE CONFRONTED AND VANQUISHED.
I think you know which ideology after socialism - is the worst culprit: ISLAM.
YUP: WW4 MUST BE WON - NOT JUST FOR OUR OWN SECURITY AND TO PROTECT OUR OWN WAY OF LIFE AND NOT JUST TO PROTECT THE WEST AND JUDEO-CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION..
BUT ALSO TO LIBERATE AND ENRICH ALL OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS - EVERYWHERE.
If this is a radical neo-con agenda, then FDR and his wife Eleanor were radical neo-cons.
Or would you rather 3 billion of your brothers and sisters remained poor - slaves to the state or slaves of Islam?
I for one want all humans free from tyranny - the tyranny of leftism and Islam.
WE CAN DO IT.
For future generations of every race, creed, color national origin and ethnicity - we must.