It’s an amazing thing to think that ours is the first generation in history that really can end extreme poverty, the kind that means a child dies for lack of food in its belly. That should be seen as the most incredible, historic opportunity but instead it’s become a millstone around our necks. We let our own pathetic excuses about how it’s “difficult” justify our own inaction. Be honest. We have the science, the technology, and the wealth. What we don’t have is the will, and that’s not a reason that history will accept.

Bono (Hewson)
Bono (b. 1960) Irish musician, philanthropist [b. Paul David Hewson]
Interview, World Association of Newspapers, World Press Freedom Day (3 May 2004)
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