Superstition: a root cause of poverty

Originally appeared on spirituality.com

One of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals for 2015 is to reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day. This effort to uplift the human race meets a very practical need, especially in a country like Turkey, where I have lived for almost 40 years, and where 18.5 million people live in poverty.

Yet if money were the solution, it’s likely that poverty would have been eradicated long ago.

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