Fighting poverty is big business.
But who profits the most?

Poverty, Inc.


The business of doing good
has never been better.


The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change.

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  • This film will be required viewing for our entire team.

    — Philip Sansone, President of the Whole Planet Foundation —
  • I cried twice of frustration.

    — Chloé Sanguinetti, Filmmaker —
  • Intriguing hypothesis ... the themes transcend poverty.

    — Erik Widding, Birger Engineering —

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Michael Matheson Miller, Director & Producer

Michael Matheson Miller is Chair of the PovertyCure Advisory Council and is a Research Fellow at the Acton Institute. Michael has lived and traveled in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He holds graduate degrees in philosophy, international development, and international business. He speaks extensively on themes of international development, entrepreneurship, political economy, and moral philosophy. He is the host of the PovertyCure DVD Series and has been published in The New York Post, The Washington Times, The LA Daily News, The Detroit News, and Real Clear Politics.

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