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An Incomplete Understanding of Poverty Leads to Solutions That Don’t Work

What is poverty? Merriam-Webster defines poverty as the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. Our government’s own definition (all 184 words of it) is rooted in income thresholds based on…

The Potential of Those in Poverty

Jim Nowlan recently wrote a piece entitled, “Poverty Doesn’t Limit Your Potential.” In this editorial, he provides many examples of successful individuals who broke the cycle of poverty. I’m sure we all know someone who, despite humble beginnings, became successful.…

Hunger isn’t What You’ve Been Told it is: Part 1

hungry          adjective / hun·gry / ˈhəŋ-grē a: feeling an uneasy or painful sensation from lack of food: feeling hunger (merriam-webster.com) You have probably seen countless commercials, billboards, and advertisements lamenting the number of people suffering from hunger in the U.S., and if…