Do we have an obligation to the poor when we’re choosing things like our vocation, classes, and what to buy at the grocery store? And if we do, how should that obligation change the way we make those decisions?

“All four years of college were this fruitless search for me. I kept trying to put things together, but I couldn’t. I went to grad school to tread water.” said Stanford Alum David Klaus while describing his struggle with questions like the above.