A Better Way
The purpose of this website is to promote humanitarianism as a better model for American society. It is also designed to spark meaningful dialogue among people who care enough to challenge old mindsets and engage in the work of finding durable solutions to the complex dilemmas of our time.
If Humanitarianism is the Answer. . . what's the Problem?
Our Approach to Addressing Human Needs and Societal Problems: Contracting out our good will through colossal one-size-fits-all government programs
- Over 40 million people participate in
the food stamp program, now called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program, or SNAP (FDA
- Over 100 million people, or nearly 1/3 of the U.S. population, are enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or the Chip program (CMS statistics.)
- Government welfare, health care, and education spending continues to hover around 40% percent of U.S. total expenditures, expanding our national debt, which is around $20 trillion (USgovernmnetspending.com.)
The Results of Our Approach-
- The extent of poverty in the United States' is around 50 million people (US Census Bureau.)
- Millions of people remain unemployed and millions more are underemployed by circumstances out of their control (DOL report.)
- The United States, despite being the wealthiest nation on Earth, is ranked below 40 other countries in terms of life expectancy at birth (C.I.A. World Fact Book.)
- The United States spends the most per capita on education, but consistently falls short when objectively compared to other nations, including several developing countries (PISA 2012 Report, Pew Research.)
. . . so what about community solutions and individuals embracing their obligation and their right to personally exercise charity toward others?