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World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over

World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over | poverty assignment_<Xu Ziniu> | Scoop.it
The world's 100 richest people earned a stunning total of $240 billion in 2012 – enough money to end extreme poverty worldwide four times over, Oxfam has revealed, adding that the global economic crisis is further enriching the super-rich.

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L. Charles Burch's comment, February 2, 2013 5:51 PM
This issue is really not about rich vs. poor. It is about crony capitalism. When you see billionaires like Warren Buffet come out for higher taxes on the wealthy and get a presidential award for it, you know it's a ploy to shut down their competition. These uber rich have their wealth safely tucked away in their offshore accounts and own the politicians. Who Owns The Federal Reserve? http://www.globalresearch.ca/who-owns-the-federal-reserve/10489 The four business gangs that run the US http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-four-business-gangs-that-run-the-us-20121230-2c1e2.html
L. Charles Burch's comment, February 2, 2013 5:59 PM
More good articles: Who Really Runs the World? Conspiracies, Hidden Agendas and the Plan for World Government http://lewrockwell.com/orig10/marshall16.1.html Consolidating US Money Power: The Four Horsemen of Global Banking http://www.globalresearch.ca/consolidating-us-money-power-the-four-horsemen-of-global-banking/24967
Roshini Sykes's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:57 AM

then why didnt they end it all? i personally feel that happiness and sufficient amount of everything else is enough to live. you dont possibly have to be the richest person in the world to be the happiest. as long as you are appreciative of what you have, every little thing would matter. and moreover, other then receiving, giving brings one of the greatest joys. if they have the money to end poverty then why not give it a go and make the whole globe happy together? 

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The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education

The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education | poverty assignment_<Xu Ziniu> | Scoop.it
Federal education policy seems blind to the relationship between poverty and student performance.

 

An interesting op-ed that focuses on the educational performance in the United States and poverty.  The authors feel that class is an obvious factor in educational performance, but that educational policies do not reflect the geographic factors that lead to uneven results. 


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Mindy Tan's curator insight, February 22, 2014 9:44 AM

From this article, I can see that children that are poorer actually get lower results as compared to those that are well fed. I think it is because they dont have a good environment to study in, do not have well-educated parents to guide them along and teach them and most importantly, they are not well-fed and they do not have enough nutritions to help them think or concentrate better. I wonder why they would  put the 'rich' and 'poor' kids together? Putting them together will only result in the richer kids looking down on the poorer kids.

rlavinya's curator insight, February 23, 2014 8:26 AM

It saddens be that children can't be educated just cause of their lack of money.Poverty an educations plays a huge role in a child's life.WIthout education how are they gona lead in life?Why can't the poor be edcuated for free?

rlavinya's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:02 AM

Education and poverty.In simple terms mostly if a child does not have enough money it'll affect their education. It saddens be that children can't be educated just cause of their lack of money.Poverty an educations plays a huge role in a child's life.WIthout education how are they gona lead in life?Why can't the poor be edcuated for free?What puzzles be the most is why isn't it free for those who cant afford it?

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A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus

A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus | poverty assignment_<Xu Ziniu> | Scoop.it
Much of today’s conversation addressing the increasingly important connection between water and energy is focused on solutions applicable to urban centers and developed nations.

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We are people who live in developed country, who can get clean water within a 10-20 meter range no matter where we are. There are all these unfortunate people in world who are poor, iliterate or/and unhealthy, and don't have the chance/ability to change that.

Just like what is mentioned in the passage,  “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”.  The government should provide them with education and .....  so it will be a chain effect in the future. Some of these educated people will get rich, and they will come back and contribute back to community.

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Muhammad Kamil's comment, March 21, 2013 12:03 PM
this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem
Muhammad Kamil's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:15 PM

this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem

Joel Lim's curator insight, January 20, 2014 11:35 AM

Before reading this article,i know that poverty means that u are struggling alot on making a living.But after reading this article,i was shocked to know that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity and 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. and nearly two-thirds of people who lack safe drinking water live on less than $2 a day.how can 800 million people not have access to clean water source?water is essential for human to survive and without it,tons of life will be lost so i hope that people can give those children living in poverty a proper education as only with proper education can you have a brighter future and break free from poverty

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» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology

» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology | poverty assignment_<Xu Ziniu> | Scoop.it
There is a vicious, self-reinforcing cycle of poverty associated with mental illness. You become poor. Sometimes through circumstances well beyond your control,

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:13 AM

People who live in poverty are at increased risk of mental illness compared to their economically stable peers. Their lives are stressful. They are both witness to and victims of more violence and trauma than those who are reasonably well off, and they are at high risk of poor general health and malnutrition. The converse is also true: When people are mentally ill, they are at increased risk of becoming and/or staying poor. They have higher health costs, difficulty getting and retaining jobs, are less productive at work, and suffer the social stigma and isolation of mental illness. There are different types of interventions undertaken in several low and middle-income places. The authors first looked at programs intended to improve individual or family economic status and monitored changes in measures of mental health including stress and depression in adults, childhood behavior problems, childhood cognitive development, and adolescent self-esteem.

 

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:53 AM

Poverty not only affects the person physically but also mentally as the person will feel more stress with the unknown future, whether they will live or die.  Since their fate cannot be controlled by them, they will have the insecurity and would be more prone to suffer from mental illness. I think that these people should at least be given a chance to earn some money. It is saddening when you see all those people living in poverty lying at the sides of the streets. However, do the people feel this way for them? 

Hilal Iryandy's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:06 AM

This article shows that poverty led to both mantal illnesses and diseases. They have suffer hunger and stress causing both diseases and emotional breakdowns.They lost their family, friends and belongings. I just wonder what can be done to make their lives happy.

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Government Ministers are in Denial About Food Poverty

Government Ministers are in Denial About Food Poverty | poverty assignment_<Xu Ziniu> | Scoop.it
I talked to a constituent who had a stroke and is on benefit. After paying all his bills, he's left with just £12 a week - less than £2 a day - to spend on food.

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Chan Jia Yi's curator insight, February 3, 2013 1:59 AM

I feel that the Government ministers are very irresposible. As the head of the country, the government ministers should try their best to meet the people's needs instead of blaming it on the rising price. Before i read this article, i thought that being in the 'seventh richest economy in the world' meant that everyone living the country are rich and that they could afford alot more things than us. However i realise that, actually even people living in those countries also have problems like these. I feel that it was very kind and generous of the volunteers from the charity and community groups to provide food for those who cannot afford. Why is food poverty happening in developed countries? If this continues, I think that the world economy will fall apart.

 
Jovan Chua's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:42 AM

Being the leaders of a developed country where something like this should not happen, the ministers should not be more irresponible as they are the people who are tasked to run their country properly. One of the reasos fr this problem may be that governent ministers, being very well off may never have experienced poverty before and they may not think much of it.

Bharath Gessian's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:54 AM

Britain are the seventh richest colony and i thought there would be no poor people but I was shocked by this scoop when i was reading it the first time. Its way worse than what i thought and hopefullythere are charities, community group and people who still care for all these pathetic people. The people who worked for the goverment were shocked,dissapointed and disgusted. Though the goverment did not say this, but it shows that the country does not have a right leader who does his job right and lead the country in the right way. I would really like to thank the charity and community for their help. Why are there poverty in developed and rich countries? What will happen to the world economy if this continues?