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This week we are honored to have director, filmmaker, and producer Michael Matheson Miller. Michael is responsible for the award winning documentary, Poverty, Inc. The Launch Pad Crew discusses his movie, his philosophies, and how being charitable, can sometimes make things worse. Poverty, Inc. can be watched on Netflix and Amazon.
About The Guest
Michael Matheson Miller is Research Fellow at the Acton Institute and the Director and Producer of the award winning documentary, Poverty, Inc. With some ten years of international experience, Miller has lived and traveled in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Michael lectures internationally on such themes as political and social philosophy, economic development, ethics and entrepreneurship. He is a frequent guest on radio and has been published in the Washington Times, The Detroit News, The LA Daily News, The New York Post, Catholic World Report, and Real Clear Politics.
He is the Director and Host of the PovertyCure DVD Series and has appeared in various video curricula including Doing the Right Thing, a six part series on ethics, Effective Stewardship, and the Birth of Freedom.
Previously he was the Director of Media and the Director of Programs and International at the Acton Institute, and was the founding director of PovertyCure, which promotes entrepreneurial solutions to poverty in the developing world.
Before coming to Acton he taught philosophy and political science at Ave Maria College in Nicaragua and was the chair of the philosophy and theology department.
Miller studied English and philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and has graduate degrees from Nagoya University’s Graduate School of International Development (Japan), Franciscan University, and an M.B.A. in International Management from Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Business. He serves on the President’s Advisory Council of Aquinas College in Nashville, as on the boards of Sacred Heart Classical Academy, the Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project, and the Michigan Ballet Academy
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