Unfortunately, poverty will probably never be completely ended--only alleviated somewhat. What THAT will take is many more people like Bill Gates & his wife, who have committed a certain percentage of their income to help the less fortunate in many ways, whatever those ways are, and the ways needed are legion. My particular desire is to help the homeless, if only because I am one who must sleep in my car that is almost 10 years old and, I think, beginning to fall apart. I live in Laurel, Maryland and, whether anyone wants to believe it or not, there are many of us here. The primary local agency that CLAIMS to help the homeless has told more than one of us they don't "because we don't own any shelters". Many others are what I call 'geographically bigotted' with their general aid. This must end, for poverty and homelessness to begin to fade.