The Lottery: Why Money Doesn’t Solve Poverty

About a week ago, David Lee Edwards died in hospice. He was 58, completely bankrupt, divorced, miserable, and strung out from addictions and hard living. He had spent a year or so before that living in a storage shed surrounded by his waste. Rewind to 2001. David Lee Edwards was an ex-con living in his parents’ house, borrowing money to keep his water on. He didn’t have a job, his relationship with his fiancee was on the rocks—his life was tanking. He borrowed some money to take his fiancee Read more […]