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The War on Poverty Turns 50: Why Aren't We Winning?

The War on Poverty Turns 50: Why Aren't We Winning? | Poverty | Scoop.it
Half a century after LBJ's famous declaration, poverty remains stubbornly high. It's not just the evolution of the low-wage economy; it's the devolution of the two-parent household.

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ETD1's comment, January 9, 2014 10:53 PM
It is a good question. Perhaps the question is whether there is a concerted effort on reducing poverty.
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A $10.10 Minimum Wage Could Lift About 5 Million Out Of Poverty

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Could Lift About 5 Million Out Of Poverty | Poverty | Scoop.it
Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could help lift nearly 5 million people out of poverty, a new study finds.
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Poverty being used as vote-catcher - The Star | IOL.co.za

Poverty being used as vote-catcher - The Star | IOL.co.za | Poverty | Scoop.it
Good read on the ballooning numbers of people on the welfare system in South Africa. http://t.co/i2xcofwURh
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Africa's Poverty Amid Plenty - Project Syndicate

Africa's Poverty Amid Plenty - Project Syndicate | Poverty | Scoop.it
Foreign investors now view Africa as their next frontier, with household consumption in some parts of the continent now higher than that of the world's major emerging economies. But, amid Africa's new growth and dynamism, ...
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I See: a tremendous potential in tapping on the upcoming exponential increase in consumerism in Africa.

 

I Think: Africa needs to tackle its internal millstones that drag it down from achieving its potential.

 

I Wonder: What are these internal millstones that drag it down?

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