Generosity, Money, and Abstraction: Julian’s story

There’s a lesson that’s been repeated so many times it seems a little cliché – “Give someone a fish and you feed her for a day. Teach her to fish and you feed her for a lifetime”. This lesson is abstract but very much connected to what’s going on in Haiti. It’s a lesson that gets repeated a lot… possibly to the point where we get annoyed at hearing it yet again. I think it’s repeated so often because year after year, decade after decade, century after century, do-gooders like myself still...

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