This is interesting, because I find myself on the capitalistic (versus altruistic "teach a man to fish vs. give him one) end of the how do you fight poverty argument. Rob has an interesting take on how technology enabled participation in the global economy helps fight against the most extreme poverty.... and he's seen it firsthand.
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