The following quote demonstrates a major way in which official poverty statistics understate the poverty epidemic: “While in any given year 12 to 15 percent of the population is poor, over a ten-year period 40 percent experience poverty in at least one year because most poor people cycle in and out of poverty; they don’t […]

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Pnnonline.org recently reported that parents’ educational values differ depending on the financial poverty of the school: When it comes to teachers, what do parents value most — high student test scores or the ability to keep students satisfied? The answer depends in part on what kind of school you go to, according to a new […]

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Gas Prices & Poverty

23 May 2007

by Scott Hughes 37 million people in the USA already live in poverty. This number has been steadily increasing throughout the Bush Administration. Imagine what may happen as gas prices continue to rise! Most people in the USA live in debt, and accordingly most families know the meaning of the word struggle. Working class families […]

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Presstv.ir recently reported that Muhammad Yunus wants to use his micro-credit system to help more countries: Bangladeshi Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus has said he is hoping to export his micro-credit system to more African countries. “There is a lot of interest from African leaders to whom I have been talking. The question is how […]

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I saw the following letter-to-the-editor by a 13-year-old named Aelix Cunningham on statesmanjournal.com: What comes to mind when you hear the word “poverty”? Do you ever think that someday you too might be living in a world full of poverty? Open your eyes because this very moment someone is more than likely dying from poverty. […]

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Kansascity.com recently wrote about a business named FINCA that helps desperately poor people in 21 countries by providing business loans. I include an excerpt: Many people and organizations offer assistance to make life more bearable for the poor. The New York-based Foundation for International Community Assistance has a particularly powerful approach: It assists poor people […]

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Children suffering from Poverty