there is no food shortage. there is no energy shortage. there is the momentary sting of natural disasters. all other disasters, have at their heart, poor decisions by man.
should we be bailing out people who have made poor decisions? it is hard to watch little kids with bloated bellies and flies crawling out of their noses, but when we know that their starvation is caused by their government stealing the aid that is sent, should we continue to send aid? probably not. we end up enabling a corrupt government and the children still starve.
there are countries with massive natural resources and most of the population lives in abject poverty, and uneducated. if the government if mismanaging the resources and the people do not demand change, why do we send billions of dollars to those countries?
Mexico is a great example. they have tourism, oil, and mineral resources. why are they poor? because they are corrupt.
of course, by the time my grandchildren are grown, we may be the same. you can not keep slamming at the foundation of a society with a sledge hammer, and think that it will hold up forever.