The poor ain’t what they used to be

Filed under: Politics; Author: Les Bain; Posted: October 7, 2012 at 11:35 am;

The poor ain’t what they used to be

Now we face what Andy Sumner, who’s probably the most talked-about scholar of poverty, calls the “poverty paradox.” The problem, he says, is that “most of the world’s extreme poor do not live in the world’s poorest countries.”

 

A fascinating article on the changes in poverty.  It is no longer enough to help poor countries and therefore those in poverty.  Those in poverty are now part of the developed nations.

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