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Dartmouth College, Geisel School of Medicine: Movie Screening — Poverty, Inc.
December 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Poverty, Inc.: Fighting Poverty is Big Business; but who profits the most?
The entire Dartmouth community is invited to join us on Tuesday December 15th at 6pm for dinner and a free showing of the new, award-winning documentary Poverty, Inc., hosted by the TDI/Geisel Critical Issues Discussion Group.
The number of people existing on less than $2 a day has been reduced by 80% since 1970. This astounding accomplishment is not the result of foreign aid, or any other type of wealth redistribution. Development economists credit free enterprise and the rule of law with the lifting of 2 billion human beings out of absolute poverty. And as these people become wealthier, they also become healthier.
What can we learn from this accomplishment that we can apply to the US? Join us to see one side of the story you may not have thought about before.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Twelve very interested students attended the full movie version screening, with a half hour of discussion and Q&A following.