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Comment Education is the key (Score 1) 231

I would think giving people the help to be self-sustaining would be the first step in stabilizing the government

That's correct, but the resource most sorely needed by the poor all over the world is education. The only way to make a democratic regime work is by giving the people enough education to see through demagoguery. Otherwise, votes are too cheap, a new t-shirt or baseball cap is enough to buy a vote in many poor regions.

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