Helping the Poorest

There’s a good article on slate discussing the low cost of helping the poorest people.


Cheaply preventing infectious diseases was a major catalyst of the growth in America in the early twentieth century. The eradication of hookworm was a result of private charity (the Rockefeller Foundation financed much of the early efforts), government research (C.W. Stiles was instrumental), and yellow journalism (inaccurate and sensationalistic articles in newspapers brought awareness to the issue). I learned of this from the Teaching Company lecture listed here.


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