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Jul'16

The Cause of Poverty

A lot of people are trying to figure out the cause of poverty. My town has a homeless camp right downtown. …

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25

Nov'15

War: What Does it Mean to You?

The Result of War Summer, 2009 I shot some short video interviews with dozens of people at a food distribution at five war-affected …

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20

Nov'14

Bob Geldof is Pimping the Poor.

“Do they know it’s Christmas?” That is the lyric of the Bob Geldof song. The song he sang with a bunch of …

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13

Nov'14

Africa is a Country II: people got angry, you’ll never guess why!

Last week I started up a war. I wrote a controversial post about the country of Africa and said that due to …

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31

Oct'14

Why “Just Send Money” Might Be A Terrible Idea

Shouldn’t we just send money to fix the world? “Why do we waste all that time and effort sending volunteers …

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08

Oct'14

The second worst way to think about the poor. 

How we think about the poor is the way we will approach them. Do we think of them as helpless or as remarkable? is it possible that both are unhelpful generalizations?

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25

Sep'14

STM Volunteer: You are the punchline

You are a STM volunteer who wants to change the world. To your friends and family you are one incredibly sexy …

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11

Sep'14

Do not be the change you want to see

Have you ever tried to corral a group of friends and come up with a plan. What do we want …

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26

Aug'14

If you only had $2 to help the poor this might be the best way to use it.

I was training a group in Toronto. All of them were on their way overseas to go work in countries where …

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15

Aug'14

A Simple Trick to Learn a New Language Fast!

I was talking with a volunteer and our talk began to literally revolve around talk. We wondered how some people seem …

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