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I worry that its easy to generalize with this video.

Certainly this has application in the developing world context....but I'm curious if that application is more limited than here in the states. At a minimum--the evidence provide in the video is limited to that context. Living on less than $2 to $3 a day--through no fault of your own seems like worlds away from what is discussed in the video.

Without clean water, health, and food people die. This is particularly true in the case of a natural disaster or emergency. At least in that context, I think there is universal support for the provision of aid--as long as its needed, appropriate, and doesn't increase dependency.

Certainly, the best way to go about addressing the fundamental issue is to provide business opportunities to those in poverty, but in the context of crisis, disaster, and emergency--particularly in the developing world which lacks some of the built in resiliancy we might have in the states. (even that might be a bit of an over-generalization)