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let's stop literally poisoning the poor - The Week Magazine

let's stop literally poisoning the poor - The Week Magazine | Poverty | Scoop.it
The Week Magazine let's stop literally poisoning the poor The Week Magazine Asthma rates are much higher among those living at or below the federal poverty level than those living above it, and the incidence of asthma steadily decreases with rising...
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The industrial chemicals are harming the poor children as it is harmful to the brain. Poor people have lesser choice of where they want to live and have little facilities available. 

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Poverty as a Childhood Disease

Poverty as a Childhood Disease | Poverty | Scoop.it
More doctors are growing concerned about the effects of childhood poverty in an age when income inequality is increasing and social mobility is declining.

Via Martha Love
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Children who are suffering poverty leads a bad lifestyle. They have no proper growth and is infected with diseases.

Martha Love's curator insight, May 15, 2013 12:00 AM

Good description of toxic stress and how it effects the child's brain.

Natasha Fitria's curator insight, February 23, 2014 8:15 PM

In this article,  i can see that this girl is feeling very lonely and sad . I pity her as at such a young age she is suffering from this diesease. I personally have not been critically ill but at her age,  she should be enjoying life and not be living in fear and worrying how much time has she left. 

Shareezan's curator insight, February 27, 2014 3:38 AM

I know that the poverty is place that's so called not healthy. Place with a lot of litter around. People with no place to stay. Condition is bad. Many children got sick because of air pollution from the vehicles and from the burning of rubbish. A lot and a lot children getting sick and a lot of money wasted because of their hospital bills. This creates poverty. Somehow the government should do something about this. Maybe by making less vehicles and make sure there's not bad air quality. Hospital wise, they should just follow the Britain hospital system. I heard that the Britain's government give free medical check up and free operation if the people is sick and not enough money. There's a question i've been wondering. Why government never do anything to help these poor children? 

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Could Free Money Solve Poverty?

Could Free Money Solve Poverty? | Poverty | Scoop.it

Programs to manage poverty in the United States aren’t cheap either. The combined costs of supplemental food assistance, Earned Income Tax Credit, and Medicaid top a trillion per year, according to the Cato Institute –over $20,610 per year per poor individual, when the minimum poverty threshold was $12,119 in 2013.

Via jean lievens
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People were homeless and had to sleep on streets, stairs etc. It isn't easy managing poverty as food assistance, income tax credits requires a lot of money.

Àqíł Štår's curator insight, February 25, 2014 9:07 AM

Free money does not quite solve poverty.sometimes it makes it worse because if the government have to give free money then there won't be enough of it. This will cause the whole state of even the whole country to be in poverty.

Shareezan's curator insight, February 27, 2014 3:42 AM

I can see that it is not easy to solve poverty problems as it can cost or use up a lot of money. As there is a huge percentage of poverty, it is going to use up a lot of finance to help every single one. For Singapore it is a small country so it is not a big issue. For other countries on the other hand, it is the worst problem to counter. I think the government is trying their very best to help as much as possible but they cannot do every single one. I wonder will the people understand what is the government trying to do?

viknesh's curator insight, March 2, 2014 9:40 AM

Generically, the problem is how we handle money, not how much money we have (or don't have). When apples cost 5 cents we had poverty, now they cost a dollar and we have poverty. 'More Money' was why we went from gold to paper.

Generically, those with credit or an inheritance have the means to move ahead, and those with help fall behind. They are just trading places, one moves up as another moves down.

To solve the problem of poverty (inequality or concentration), then we need to look at how we handle money, and in particular how things are valued. People scream about wage and price controls destroying the free market, but we have wage and price controls already, set by business owners (like me). The system can't work, because competition makes us grotesquely inefficient, which is really what poverty represents.