A Poor Outlook…


The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other.  It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich.  Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied…but written off as trash.  The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing.  

John Berger

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http://www.globalissues.org/issue/2/causes-of-poverty

http://www.unicef.org/media/files/ChildPovertyReport.pdf