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Poverty Lines: Australia: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research: The University of Melbourne

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Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne, a leading Australian research university
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HowStuffWorks "Is there such a thing as a truly unselfish act?"

HowStuffWorks "Is there such a thing as a truly unselfish act?" | Make a difference | Scoop.it
An unselfish act is an act in which one person benefits while the person performing the act gains nothing. Find out if an unselfish act is possible.
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Why do we help others? Why do you help others? Are some acts more selfless than others? What do you believe motivates benevolence?

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Anakin Williams's curator insight, May 22, 2014 12:20 AM

it good

Dylan Bradley's curator insight, May 22, 2014 12:20 AM

I like this speachy thing

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Bank of Bob: One man's venture into microlending - USA TODAY

Bank of Bob: One man's venture into microlending
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And that, in turn, led him to invest his earnings from Forbes at Kiva.org, which allows people to make small loans — as little as $25 — to people in lesser-developed nations.
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Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty?

Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty? | Make a difference | Scoop.it
The end to extreme poverty might very well be within reach. But is the bar too low?

 

The World Bank aims to raise just about everyone on Earth above the $1.25-a-day income threshold. In Zambia, an average person living in such dire poverty might be able to afford, on a given day, two or three plates of cornmeal porridge, a tomato, a mango, a spoonful each of oil and sugar, a bit of chicken or fish, maybe a handful of nuts. But he would have just pocket change to spend on transportation, housing, education and everything else.


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Jacquie Rintoul's comment, June 20, 2013 10:08 PM
I agree with Sarah. While many people think that poverty can be eradicated, the world's economy simply cannot hold up every single country. Even if it was able to, countries would probably get into debt and end up poorer than before.
Hannah Campbell's curator insight, July 20, 2013 10:29 PM

I do not think it is crazy to think we can eridacte poverty, but the world's richest and most developed countries need to support the developing countries. 

JH Tan's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:52 AM

It is extremely hard to eradicate poverty in the world as most people in the world is still living below the $1.25 a day income.However, if  gorverments from developed countries are willing to support the developing countries,I believe we will be able to hit the target set by the world bank to raise just about everyone on earth above the $1.25 a day income.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Where the world's poorest will live in 2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Where the world's poorest will live in 2015 | Make a difference | Scoop.it

This infographic from the OECD Development Assistance Committee projects which countries will be home to the world's poorest people by 2015, and compares this to the picture in 2005.


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Which countries is Australia more obligated to help? Why? Where should most of our aid go?

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Christophe CESETTI's curator insight, July 17, 2013 3:39 PM

and 5 others infographic here http://www.oecd.org/dac/incaf/datafromfragilestates2013resourceflowsandtrendsinashiftingworld15.htm

James C's comment, July 18, 2013 10:12 PM
It's amazing how much reduction India has had! But it's sad that Nigeria will be getting a bigger population of poverty..
Anakin Williams's curator insight, May 22, 2014 12:20 AM

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Benevolent billionaires - why do they do it?

Benevolent billionaires - why do they do it? | Make a difference | Scoop.it
What possesses people who spend half their lives accumulating a fortune to decide to give much of it away?
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Ms Howard's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:34 PM

Is giving and helping only about making some else's life better and making you feel good? Could science play a part????

Eliza Gwillim's comment, July 18, 2013 9:38 PM
I guess i could understand why they would do this. they have made all this money, and they may not have any great need for it, so instead of wasting it on useless possessions and diamond rings, the put the money to good use. Giving other people hope is a great way to use your money, especially if you have a lot of it to handle!
Anakin Williams's curator insight, May 22, 2014 12:19 AM

hi

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Kids Wish Network Named Worst Charity - Business Insider

Spending ;less than 3 cents on the dollar towards charitable works.
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Two Thirds Of Children In Poverty 'From Working Families'

Two Thirds Of Children In Poverty 'From Working Families' | Make a difference | Scoop.it
A dramatic rise in children living in poverty-stricken working families has alarmed campaigners, with the government urged to take actions by charities.

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mitch ferris's comment, June 20, 2013 10:10 PM
I agree!!!!!!
James C's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:27 PM

Wow...this is just horrible....

Eliza Gwillim's comment, July 21, 2013 8:56 PM
Yes but then the parents might not earn enough to sustain their families!