Ending World poverty - You and Bono can throw all the money you want to these third world countries, it won't change thier poverty. As long as you have despot and corrupt regimes, the money will only go to the leaders and not to the people. You need a free-market system. Most importantly, a gov't that recognizes private ownership rights. To feed these people in the short term, you can blame all the environmental nutcases that don't allow the use of DDT and other pesticides which resulted in the death of millions across the world due to disease. They also don't allow any genetically altered foods as well. Get this: Because the environmentalists want to gaze at birds and think the birds will be harmed by these sprays, millions have died by eating infected crops.They are behavior. Poor countries are poor because they do not behave in ways that make other countries prosperous. The Middle East is a perfect example. If the Muslim population would concentrate more on building stable infrastructures and producing viable commercial enterprises, they would be much better off. Instead, they concentrate on religious doctorine, tribal disputes, and anti-semitism as the central focus in their lives. Thus, they do not accumulate wealth. Eventually, when alternative sources of energy are developed and we don't need their oil as much, they will have nothing to fall back on.