In this episode, Eph & Jeff take to the streets of downtown Missoula, Montana and ask random folks questions about poverty, followed by a discussion in the studio.
Global poverty statistics today are sobering, with 2.6 billion people in developing countries having a lack of basics like clean water and sanitation.
As sobering as this is, poverty statistics in America paint a harsh picture as well. A recent article by Russia Today speaks volumes: Silent misery: Actual US unemployment 37.2%, record number of households on food stamps in 2013.
With one in five people on food stamps, and two in five working-age people unemployed, it’s no wonder people all have an opinion on poverty.
But what are the solutions? We get excited about agriculture and energy for a reason – we imagine a world where energy is cheap, food is abundant, and water is clean. In this world, although there will continue to be poor people, sickness, and injustice, a lot less people will starve or die from exposure to filth. This is the world we are striving for.
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