We Built It: The Myth of the Self Made Man

From part 2 of an interview with Joel Berg published in March of 2009.

In this particular portion of the interview, Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH), and author of the book All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America, talks about the myth of the self made man. In today’s parlance, “the self-made man” would be interchangeable with the chosen theme of “We Built It” from this year’s Republican National Convention.

As Berg explains, there is obviously an important role for government to play in our lives. If you watch the entire interview, including Part 1, Berg makes a persuasive argument for a compassionate society that addresses the underlying conditions that create hunger in America, and ways to eradicate this terrible societal scourge.

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