(***Sincere thanks to Dapper Dan over at Principles, Not Men blog for alerting us to this***)
As much as I read, I was not hip to this guy. A brief bio:
Rev. Robert A. Sirico received his Master of Divinity degree from the Catholic University of America, following undergraduate study at the University of Southern California and the University of London. During his studies and early ministry, he experienced a growing concern over the lack of training religious studies students receive in fundamental economic principles, leaving them poorly equipped to understand and address today’s social problems. As a result of these concerns, Fr. Sirico co-founded the Acton Institute with Kris Alan Mauren in 1990.
The rest of his bio can be found HERE.
This clip is only two minutes long, but it highlights what we already know: if we truly want to end dependency and reduce relative poverty, we have to make people self-sufficient. The most charitable man in the world can’t end poverty by giving stuff away.
Hey, Uncle Sam: Are you listenin’??