Do’s and Don’ts for Do Gooders

Eroding Agency

When I open my door to a knocking Jehova’s Witness, does she see me as someone in need of “service”?...

What Will We do When there are No More Poor People?

A world without poverty has been predicted to arrive by 2035. This is a cause for celebration. However, is it also...

The Do-Gooder Industrial Complex

I was in eighth grade. It was a cold spring morning in Ohio. And, I was holding my mom’s hand...

The Price of Groceries

She swept the milk, eggs, flour and sugar one by one across the counter, punched each price into the cash...

Taking Pictures with Poor Kids

I am kneeling down beside her. My tattooed forearm is turned towards the camera. Her drawing of my snake tattoo...

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