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"Romanticizing Poverty" Provides Legitimacy to Social Inequality

"Romanticizing Poverty" Provides Legitimacy to Social Inequality | Poverty | Scoop.it
by Claire Quiney How pop culture and Hollywood portray a working poor life as uncomplicated, void of stress, pure, and moral. Working poor is not a lifestyle choice: ... Source: Socialworkdegreecen...

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Progress in the War on Poverty - New York Times

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Progress in the War on Poverty New York Times America's war on poverty turned 50 years old this week, and plenty of people have concluded that, as President Reagan put it: “We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.” That perception shapes the...
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America’s war on poverty turned 50 years old this week, and plenty of people have concluded that, as President Reagan put it: “We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.”


As long as the world leaders are more concerned about making money, then poverty will always win, yeah?

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Capitalism: The Solution to Mass Poverty - Capitalism Magazine

Capitalism: The Solution to Mass Poverty - Capitalism Magazine | Poverty | Scoop.it
If we want to eradicate poverty and increase economic and general well-being, we need to understand first what capitalism really means, and then embrace it.

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Etd11's curator insight, January 9, 2014 10:21 PM

The only place for poverty is in history.

 

I see that poverty can occur anywhere.

 

I think that people can work better together to eradicate poverty.

 

I wonder what are the barriers to eradicate poverty.

 

ETD1's curator insight, January 9, 2014 10:29 PM

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Etd11's curator insight, January 9, 2014 11:21 PM

Is capitalism indeed the solution to eradication of poverty?

 

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How a minimum wage hike could lift nearly 5 million from poverty

How a minimum wage hike could lift nearly 5 million from poverty | Poverty | Scoop.it
The Democrat-backed plan to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 could help to lift nearly 5 million out of poverty according to a new study. (How a minimum wage hike could lift nearly 5 million from poverty.
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I see that the livelihood of the citizens is a political issue for the democrats and republicans will tassle with. 

I think politics can be dangerous. It may slow down the support going down to the nation. 

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