I don’t know if its the answer to breaking the cycle of poverty or not, but i think if we don’t try, we will never improve. I think nothing is perfect and perhaps The Harlem Children’s Zone is an idea worth thinking about. The HCZ is “aimed at doing nothing less than breaking the cycle of generational poverty for the thousands of children and families it serves.”
I have heard about it for years and sometimes mention it in conversation and people aren’t aware so I’m sharing.
I’ll also share this on the subject of global poverty- I have a cousin , an economist who studies things like which programs work and actually benefit the people they are trying to help. He founded IPA , a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.