In Thoreau's economy, he seems to try to say something against everybody. But, most of his problems with people are true, but, some people just cant see them behind what they think that person is. In the Fallacy In Philanthropy Thoreau talks about how in a way some poor people have a cover from what they really are. That most people giving poor people money on the street can only see that cover. Then the people giving them money see that cover and feel bed for them and give them money. Money that that poor person might not even need. In the Fallacy in Philanthropy Thoreau speculates on how we should only give money to the people who really need it. Again this statement is still true today, lots of people give lots of money to people out on the street whom they hardly even know, and they do not know what these people will do with that money. They also do not know how that poor person got to be where they were. You never know if they are going do use that money for good reasons. Nowadays, some people might just take the money and go and spend it on the things that may have got them onto the streets and out of their jobs. What Thoreau was talking about is how philanthropy doesn't really help fix the problem that the poor people have. You need to take it out by its root, you need to find where it started then start from there. You shouldn't just give them money because that doesn't really help cure everything. Also you should only give money to those who truly need it, and those who you know will do good things with your money.