Those who are “less fortunate”. This is a phrase that no doubt you have heard.  But I was really thinking about it the other day, and there is something that is really not accurate about it.  I mean, why do we say that people are less fortunate?  Is it really that simple – they just haven’t been fortunate?  And that’s why they are in the position that they are in?  […]

“In this new century, many of the world’s poorest countries remain imprisoned, enslaved and in chains.  They are trapped in the prison of poverty.  It is time to set them free.  Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural.  It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” - Nelson Mandela