We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Economist Bill Easterly on outside experts and their terrible effects. Never trust do-gooders.
Furthermore, "poor" is a Western concept imposed on people, conceptual imperialism. Material "poverty" is normal and not necessarily a terrible thing. Same goes for power and dictatorships and kingdoms. Individual Freedom and Material Prosperity are Western ideals, not universal ideals. Are Eskimos "poor"?
Spiritual poverty is not normal. Prof. Easterly seems like a very well-intentioned fellow, but Easterly is a cultural imperialist.