This lecture will expand on the unique ability of private charity to address human need using local knowledge and resources unavailable and unsuited to public agencies, with specific attention to urban ministries.
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- Marvin Olasky, The Tragedy of American Compassion (Regnery Publishing, 1994)
- Demisa Moyo, Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010)
- Hernando de Soto, The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else (Basic Books, 2003)
- Doug Seebeck and Timothy Stoner, My Business, My Mission: Fighting Global Poverty through Partnerships (Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2009)