-- Celebrated Historian Paul Johnson
Did Americans before the 20th century lack compassion for the poor
This type of poverty is most pervasive in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, where over 40 percent of the population lives on $1 a day or less..
In developed countries, recession and debt are two main concerns.
Did they treat the poor with indifference or even cruelty
**Ed. Note: There is something shameful, even obscene, about the fact that the percentage of the worlds' people living in the most desperate poverty can drop from 88% to about 20% in less than 2 centuries, and self-important busybodies like this are bent on destroying the very foundations of what made it all possible.
A recent Census Bureau report showed an overall U.S
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poverty rate of 13.2%, but a black poverty rate of 24.7%
Some people believe in fair distribution of wealth and equality of outcome, while others believe that income disparity is normal and the potential for wealth is an incentive.
The Geography of Poverty | Global Oneness Project
In a modern open-market capitalist society, entrepreneurs get rich and the poor get better off as a result -- OF COURSE they're not going to get as rich as fast (duh). So, the gap thereby gets wider -- but the top AND BOTTOM of the gap both rise to levels much higher than before. The gap is widening?? Well, hooray for everyone’s sake! ESPECIALLY the poor!
Three Great Articles On Poverty, And Why I Disagree …
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