Evidently Kristof is only interested in poverty if he can personally fly in and rescue women from sex slavery. Otherwise, he’s happy to channel the arguments of Gilded Age social Darwinists.
Here is an illustration of Kristof’s views, from 1877
“Helping the Poor–Gratuitous Distribution of Coal by the City–Cherry Street,” New York City, 1877
Can’t you just feel the dependency developing?
….Follow-up question. Are Kristof’s sex slaves still worth rescuing if the brothel has air-conditioning? Or do they then become the unworthy poor?