by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books
Today, we’ll be taking a trip to Johns Hopkins Medical School.
The school’s having a screening of a documentary film called Poverty, Inc., directed by Michael Matheson Miller, a Research Fellow at the Acton Institute.
Though we’re looking forward to seeing it again (it’s great), what piques our interest most is where the film is being played — and what academia’s reaction will be to it.
Here are, for context, three takeaways of the film: Unfettered access to the marketplace lifts people out of poverty better than anything else. Self-sufficiency is key, not a steady stream of free stuff. And empowering parents to be self-reliant creates empowered children.