4 thoughts on “Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell discuss the changing meaning of poverty”

  1. A few of us at work were talking and one of my engineers said, “You know, most of Africa has smartphones.” I found the statement to be absolutely ludicrous. Africa? They’re starving to death over there. They have cell phones? Then I looked it up. On a continent with a population slightly over 1 billion there are over 500 million cell phone users. Seriously? Okay, perhaps “most” was an exaggeration on his part, but … seriously?! Yes, “poverty” isn’t a constant. We should tell people, “You keep using that word. I do not think that word means what you think it means.”

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