Tag Archives: Second Order Change

Wishes for the New Year!

Many thanks to my clients, patients, referral sources, friends, and family for their many expressions of kindness and confidence during this past year. I hope that 2014 is the best year ever for you all, and we soon have more … Continue reading

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Second Order Change: A Variation on an Old Expression

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How Best to Help the Poor: A Thought from Ben Franklin (thanks to Phil Pausmer)

 “I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. — I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them … Continue reading

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The Unintended Consequences of Charity

“After the Rwandan genocide, a church from Atlanta started sending over eggs, and ended up just distributing eggs in a small community outside of Kigali. And this seems like a great thing to do, right? The church wanted to help … Continue reading

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Angel Adams: A Poster Child for Help Gone Awry?

This woman has fifteen children, a fiance in prison, and no job. She is angry because too little is being done for her. I hope that this story provokes some conversation that focuses on the second order change suggested by … Continue reading

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How Not to Help The Poor: From The Acton Institute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MGYzhbKPDg&sns=fb For  more details and for similar mini-presentations regarding how best to help the poor and bring about second order change, visit www.effectivestewardship.com Share on Facebook

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What We Do and Why We Do It: Congress, Accountability, and Mental Health

There are public policies that promote good mental health, optimism, independence, and liberty and increase a citizen’s chances for success and prosperity. These policies involve an elimination of nanny government, restoration of the liberties envisioned by our founding fathers and … Continue reading

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Time for a New Paradigm for the Poor: Second Order Change

“Listening to Ryan, I’m reminded of the late, great Rep. Jack Kemp, for whom he once worked. He talks about America as an “opportunity” society, driven by the ideals of individual freedom, limited government, traditional values, and free enterprise. “To … Continue reading

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Sharing One’s Riches and Revealing Riches in Another

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.” — Benjamin Disraeli Share on Facebook

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Change: First Order versus Second Order

Give a man a fish = First Order Change Teach a man to fish = Second Order Change First order change, if it is done carelessly, produces hammocks. Second order change creates catapults. Share on Facebook

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