Poverty and Ultimate Riches

Liberty Quotation of the Day: Schall on Poverty and the State

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James Schall“How often do people who talk of helping the poor, in the logic of their complaint, demand that something be done about it.  The next thing we find is that they are really demanding governments to do something.  Yet, it is precisely governments that are often the most irresponsible agents, the ones that dry up the sources of wealth production.  Governments are often the one agency most responsible for poverty in the name of getting rid of it.”

Rev. James V. Schall, S.J., “Poverty and Ultimate Riches,” Religion & Liberty (Summer 2013)