poverty
12 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Keith Lee
Scoop.it!

Poverty and Obesity: Neighbours In Our Own Communities - Huffington Post Canada

Poverty and Obesity: Neighbours In Our Own Communities - Huffington Post Canada | poverty | Scoop.it
Poverty and Obesity: Neighbours In Our Own Communities Huffington Post Canada The film lays bare the link between poverty, obesity and countless other maladies resulting from the lack of affordable access to healthy food for millions of people in...
Keith Lee's insight:

after reading this article i thought that since the poor has not much money, what are they going to do with the money they could have. but more importantly what are the fortunate people, who are lucky enough to be in a well-to-do family, doing with their money? In this artcles it says that while some people on the other hand are starving while some of us are feeding ourselves with unhealthy but luxuriis food till a certain extent of wasting them. i feel the least we can do is to not waste our food and appreciate what we have.

more...
Eujuin Toh's comment, January 27, 2014 8:21 PM
I totally agree with your opinion. I too feel that since there is an uneven distribution on money. Thus, people with higher income should not be wasting their money, instead, they should help the people in need. Appreciating what we have is also very important as it is also a way of not wasting food.
Casey Tan's comment, January 27, 2014 11:26 PM
I don't, i dont feel that there is an uneven distribution on money. Thus people with higher income should be wasting their money.
Kevin Lau Jun Yi's comment, January 27, 2014 11:39 PM
i agree as well. It seems that all the focus is on how the poor are suffering and what they're doing to help themselves, yet we do not focus much on how the people who are well of are wasting the money. It is unfortunate that people are selfish by nature and it would take much to get the rich to help the poor, but i feel that we could at least get the well off people to spend wisely
Scooped by Keith Lee
Scoop.it!

9 Things You Should Know About Poverty in America – The Gospel ...

9 Things You Should Know About Poverty in America – The Gospel ... | poverty | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago this month, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the 'war on poverty' an attempt to harness the power of government to help the poor. Here are nine things you should know about poverty in America.
Keith Lee's insight:

one thing i should know is that the official method of measuring poverty in America has remained unchanged since the 1960s. this might suggest thet this method of measuring might be effective to measure poverty in the past but looking at poverty rates now i dont think this method of measuring poverty is relevant. The poverty threshold is based on the average amount of income spent on food in 1955. At that time families spent about 33% of their income on food. Today, Americans spend an average of 6.8% of their income on food, the lowest percentage in the world. i feel very fortunate to be in singapore which poverty rates are not as high as America's

more...
Ryan Ljr's comment, January 27, 2014 8:41 PM
it is known that the official method of measuring poverty has remained unchanged since the 1960s , i do agree that it might not be effective to use this method to measure poverty currently and the results may be irrelevant and the method should be changed and i do feel that the threshold should not be based on the average amount of income spent of food but should include the amount of in-kind benefits the people in poverty has received aswell
Casey Tan's comment, January 27, 2014 11:24 PM
fake
Kevin Lau Jun Yi's comment, January 27, 2014 11:29 PM
I agree with you.I feel that the method of measuring poverty in America is not the best method to determine the people in the country that are actually suffering because of poverty. The method does not include in-kind benefits and the help from other organizations that some of them may enjoy. It seems that their definition of poverty is relevant only to their income and the amount they eat or spend on food, however there may be many other factors affecting the way they might spend their money on a daily basis.
Rescooped by Keith Lee from Family-Centred Care Practice
Scoop.it!

Eliminating Poverty Is More Than Just Putting Dollars In The Pockets Of The Poor - PoliticusUSA

Eliminating Poverty Is More Than Just Putting Dollars In The Pockets Of The Poor - PoliticusUSA | poverty | Scoop.it
PoliticusUSA
Eliminating Poverty Is More Than Just Putting Dollars In The Pockets Of The Poor
PoliticusUSA
By: Deborah Foster more from Deborah Foster ...

Via Velvet Martin
Keith Lee's insight:

Ending poverty far more than changing the income level of people who are lacking funds and poverty is the result of differences in the power structure of a nation. i feel that in order to eliminate poverty the people must put aside thier inequalities,skin colur and races to work together. this way the power structure of the nation can be changed

more...
David Ting's comment, January 28, 2014 11:05 PM
I will agree that poverty is not only people not having money to feed themselves, but poverty is very big issue that affects the underpreveliged in many ways. Supplying the poor with money only tackles one of the many issues that they face and more help will be needed for them
Koh Chee Kiat's comment, January 29, 2014 9:13 AM
I agree, poverty is more than giving money out to everyone, like the saying goes, give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime
Huang Ziqian's comment, January 29, 2014 12:29 PM
Donating money to the poor has its pros and cons. The poor can spend it on health care, housing and education and so on. However, in a long run, these people in poverty might become dependent on it. They might take the help and supports for granted as well. Hence, donating money to the poor is necessary but there must be any other solutions to help them, too.