Charity is great: you give your posessions to other people. I endorse that. Forcing Nadir to give me money, that I generally oppose. The USA has something better than charity for "the poor": opportunity for people who make smart choices and work hard. That's why so many Venezualans immigrate here... and never leave. USA oil companies don't give oil away to "the poor." But they do something better: they reliably provide oil products universally at an optimal price, which means the lowest price that will permit them to continue this. The benefits of this system includes providing jobs and investment returns to people of all economic situations, including peole who make charatable contributions with the money that they've earned. Venezueala's economy is a mess, and it's no wonder given that its leader (perhaps an autocratic one) believes that the solution to "poor" people having the oil they need is to "give it to them." This mindset explains why there's so many poor people in Venezuela.