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How do people view global poverty?

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channing97 | Valedictorian

Posted October 24, 2012 at 2:08 PM via web

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How do people view global poverty?

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 24, 2012 at 2:14 PM (Answer #1)

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There is no one way in which people view global poverty. In light of this, let me give you a few pespectives. 

First, some people view poverty as a tragedy, as there is enough to go around to eradicate global poverty. In light of this, they might want the governments of the world to do more. 

Second, people who are undergoing the poverty of which we speak might feel anger that the cards are stacked against them or a feeling of hopelessness, as they might be trying to get ahead with little help. 

Still others might feel that the problem is getting worse in view of the global economic melt down. As you probably know, debt is a huge issue in our world. What makes this even worse is that we are dealing with sovereign debt. 

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discussion1984 | Salutatorian

Posted November 2, 2012 at 3:49 AM (Answer #2)

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A lot of people, I think, see global poverty as a misfortune of countries who just haven't "grown their economy" in the way that "fortunate countries" have. But once they've embraced the captialism of North American based companies, they will "develop." In the meantime, "charity" is important in ensuring that we "help" those "less fortunate."

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