Bill and Melinda Gates Sound The Alarm on Poverty
By Ellen McGirt
Their opening essay asks, “Is Poverty Inevitable?”
“We usually express our optimism by highlighting some of the recent mind-blowing improvements in the human condition—like the fact that advances in medicine have saved 50 million lives just since we started our foundation in 2000. We believe it’s worth repeating that until we’re blue in the face,” they begin.
Then they ripped the needle from the record.
“To put it bluntly,” they say, “decades of stunning progress in the fight against poverty and disease may be on the verge of stalling.”
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