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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.

 
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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?

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muhammad zakir otheman's curator insight, February 24, 2014 6:24 AM

It is a very interesting idea and might probably work as it is easier than the other ideas. Not all will agree with the idea

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.

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.

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The Poverty Trap: Slack, Not Grit, Creates Achievement

The Poverty Trap: Slack, Not Grit, Creates Achievement | Poverty | Scoop.it
Poverty is a trap children are born into: No child has ever chosen to be poor. Children have never caused the poverty that defines their lives, and their education. Yet, the adults with political, ...

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We people should not give up in life and we should do our best in education wise. Education will help us in the future, they will make us find jobs easier and make easy money. No one wants to give up just like that because they should start think about their future. No one wants to be poor too. To have less poor people in the world, we must also do apart, donate some money to the poor and help them in financial and medical. They need help and we should not look down on them. The government should do something about this. there's still some question I've been wondering. Why the government did not put their 100% effort on helping these poor people? Did they do something wrong? Seriously, they should just help. Everyone is not perfect.

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New soil testing kit for third world countries (10/28/2013)

New soil testing kit for third world countries (10/28/2013) | Poverty | Scoop.it

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From what i see, the SoilDoc Kit is cool. It Protable, we can bring it from place to place. and the materials in it is safe. this kit is good for 3rd world countries, they cannot afford expensive thing but i think they can afford this. Plus this Kit is useful for them to check on the fertillisation and the plants and soil. I wonder why they never make it a little bigger? Bigger so that can put our own stuff in it. I wonder if the kit is light or heavy? They should turn the kit to bag shape size so that it is easier to carry.

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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.

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

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

Niki Ng's curator insight, February 22, 2014 12:01 AM

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

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. 

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Peru will provide solar electricity to the poor through national program

Peru will provide solar electricity to the poor through national program | Poverty | Scoop.it

Peru, where currently only some 66% of the population has access to electricity, will install solar panels in a National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program for 500,000 of the poorest households.

 


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From what i can see, they are installing solar panels in Peru and it's good for the poor. the poor can use the solar panels so that they no need to waste their money on oil fuels. oil fuel is also dangerous to people health. I think the NPHE is doing the very good thing to the poor. But solar panels are so expensive. Solar panels will help them save money, save current and a lot. I wonder where they get the money to pay for the Solar Panels? I wonder why solar panels is so expensive? they should lower down the price.

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Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (14)

Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (14) | Poverty | Scoop.it
Total Art Soul is a hub of creativity where you can be inspired by the diversity of talents and showcase your art for free. (Never throw out jars! Great ideas!

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what I see was a recycle bottle have a been change to something interesting. The people mind are so creative. They just recycle a bottle a make it to pencil holders and flower pot and more. I think it's good for us to recycle bottle and plastic. recycle them is good because we can use our creative mind to make it into something. Maybe after doing it, we can donate them to the charity or give them the poor people. i wonder why people like to throw away all the recycle materials? throwing them away can cause global warming. i wonder if they can build a house use the recycle materials? if they could, it will be great, maybe can let the poor stay. 

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