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You can’t reduce poverty without an adequate welfare state

You can’t reduce poverty without an adequate welfare state | Poverty Assignment by Devesh Mark Muruga | Scoop.it
Labour is right to look to boost wages and housing, but international evidence shows that pre-distribution can never be the whole answer.
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There must be a way to share unemployment out. Everyone does less work so there's work for all. A shorter working day or working week. We have the extremely wealthy, including politicians from all parties, telling the poor they'll have to live on less and less.

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Sean Lim Lin Yuan's comment, January 28, 2014 10:49 PM
Hi I have just commented on this
Li Miaozi Lostsoul's comment, January 28, 2014 10:51 PM
Why not just make up more work. Even the simplest of work. In an office maybe, a coffee lady, printer man, file sorter. theres just all kinds of jobs to make. Though the pay might not be high, its still a little more money per day to get them goinbg.
Li Miaozi Lostsoul's comment, January 28, 2014 10:52 PM
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Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food

Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food | Poverty Assignment by Devesh Mark Muruga | Scoop.it
Low-income people are 27 percent more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia at the end of the month—right before paychecks and benefits come out.
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People whom belong to the lower income group can't afford expensive operations. My take is that these group of people have barely enough to make it through their bills and rent, leaving little no nothing for healthcare. To think that such issues can be avoided easily by eating healthy food which they might not be able to fit in with their monthly expenses, and they might have to resort to cheaper, very unhealthy food ; fast food. Especially now since in most countries, popular fast food chains offer meals as low as even a dollar but this foods often come laden with fats and maybe drowned in oil. In my opinion, we should try to donate money to the people that need these kind of food. A dollar or two from you could make the difference from a person having high blood pressure, diabetes or even obesity. Which happens also to be America's main health issues.

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Once Financially Secure, a Mother Is Fighting a Life of Poverty

Once Financially Secure, a Mother Is Fighting a Life of Poverty | Poverty Assignment by Devesh Mark Muruga | Scoop.it
Josephine Wiles Warner’s cozy town house in Herndon, Va., is filled with the laughter of her four children—children she brought into her home when their natural parents could no longer care for them.
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 Well, this just shows how bad poverty can go overtime, all of her problems started when she left her job to take care of her ill mother, but right after that, things got really bad. Its quite a shame how the president has put up many funds and programes eg. minimum wage, etc but still, there is little improvement. I used to think that people whom are in poverty should just go get a job and clock in ridiculous hours to pay off their debts but it has become evident to me that even finding jobs is difficult in these days. "Three college degrees", even with her college degrees, she still cant find a job, what more about those who can't even afford education? They are way worse off then the family mentioned in the article. I now think that there needs to be a new approach to fighting poverty in America all the existing schemes have not helped, at most, most of the benefits are enjoyed immediately or there will be no long term effects that will help them to get out of the vicious cycle. 

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