In a recent speech at Georgetown University, U2 frontman Bono surprised a lot of people, including himself when he said, “Aid is just a stop-gap. Commerce [and] entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid.”
He would also add: “In dealing with poverty here and around the world, welfare and foreign aid are a Band-Aid. Free enterprise is a cure.”
As chronicled by Twitchy, the conservative movement was quick to reverberate Bono’s wisdom that only capitalism can end poverty, including U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio:
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 13, 2013
And there were plenty of others:
— Benji Backer (@BenjiBacker) August 9, 2013
— Tom Davis (@senatortomdavis) August 13, 2013
Glad Bono sees reason! Now says: “Aid is just a stop-gap…entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty” http://t.co/GSrDnLNDvA
— John Stossel (@FBNStossel) August 14, 2013
— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) August 14, 2013
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