Pie in the sky

An Uncomplicated Mind Jan 10, 2014 at 5:04 pm

By Joe Rivera

Confronting poverty from an inverse perception of the problem, instead of looking at its underlying roots and causes, is like offering the downtrodden masses a pie in the sky. It sounds attractive but everyone knows it is unlikely to happen.

This is exactly how Conrado de Quiros, an unabashed supporter of President Noynoy Aquino and a columnist with the Philippine Daily Inquirer (which earns him the sobriquet as a member of the President’s yellow media), sees how to solve poverty: from the point of view of those who have compassion for helping the poor, but not from the actual perspective of the problems of the poor.

Photo courtesy of flicker, a_hansv

Photo courtesy of flicker, a_hansv

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