I believe we will be brought down by Economics rather than "smart bombs". Without oil we can't produce our "Barbie Dolls" (saw this on CNN) not to mention that our entire ecomomey could come to a standstill if the Arab countries came together and decided to cut us off.
Also I don't believe our Government cares enough about the poor. Only when people are dying of starvation on the streets will they decide to "discuss the matter".
Before there can be help for poverty there must be a "cultural change". We are shamefully behind in education. We have to import Indians to do our computer work. We need Mexicans to work our fields because we don't want to do it, no matter how badly unemployed we are. Instead we prefer to have SUV's, fast computer for gaming, cellphones and Blackberry technology before we can think about the poor. Also I belive it cannot be done with our current president. Bush does not seem to be a problem solver.
Notice that we never had "street people" before Regan decided not to fund (waste money) on keeping those with mental illness in institutions. Now people sleep in gutters.
Until Americans are willing to change and perhaps give a lot of though and empathy for the poor there will be no end.
A related question is "Can anyone end poverty?". The problem here is that "poverty" is a moving target, relative to what everyone else in a society has. An American in poverty is significantly better off than much of the rest of the world, in absolute terms. Likewise, what is today "poverty" in the US would likely be considered quite well off in then 1850s USA.
In reality, the only way to "end poverty" is to have a relatively flat distribution of wealth - that is, to have all members of society have relatively (not exactly) equal amounts of wealth. Once again, how flat this distribution would have to be is debatable. In my opinion, I would say that poverty would be eliminated when no one person has less than 75% of the statistical MEAN income of the country, but that's just my arbitrary line.
Due to the design of a capitalistic system, we're unlikely to ever eliminate poverty. Even countries with significant social safety nets (those with a heavy socialism component to their society) have been unable to eliminate poverty. Until we (humanity) can come up with a functioning replacement for capitalism as an economic system, poverty will remain.
The End of Poverty has 416 pages.
Too poor to own a house· No job· Not a lot of income
The End of Poverty was created on 2005-12-30.
The ISBN of The End of Poverty is 1-59420-045-9.
by not being corrupt by not being corrupt Give everybody at least $1,000,000.
For a family of 2 the US poverty line is $15,730. For a family of four the poverty line is $23,850.
Yes. Poverty is world wide.
Upton Sinclair and "End Poverty in California" A.K.A. EPIC. They should work on a cuter title...
yes we can end world poverty by giving money to the poor, or by just volunteering in adult literacy programs.
What are the two UK charities that are trying to end poverty and suffering in African countries.
600,534 people live in poverty in the US. hoped this helped you!
The us census bureau determines poverty status by comparing pre -tax
no it just some thing that will keep going till eternity would poverty ever end if what...? . . . learn some grammer. . . you should have said" Will poverty ever end" . . . Of course it won't end retard, or nobody would be rich!!
from their own perspectives
One in Six Americans live in Poverty
an end to poverty
Donate to charity.
An end to poverty.
We all care about our own poverty. Own here means the circle you consider larger the circle lesser is the concern. For example poverty of self is the most concerned; of the family comes next and of the society after that. Poverty of a person otherwise not directly related to us at the most earns our pity. Even poverty of an employer is generally not of any concern of the employee as long as his salary and benefits are intact rather the income of the employer if not shared judiciously with the employees may be a case of envy.
No, on the whole you cannot blame poor people for their own poverty. Most poor people are born in poverty and even though they work hard, never manage to get themselves out of their poverty, as it is extremely difficult for a poor person to escape his/her poverty-stricken life, since every day is just a question of survival for a person in extreme poverty.
As of 2011, 20% of US teenagers live in poverty.
No because they take vows of poverty. Therefore, they do not own anything.