Poverty

Must Read Author: Chrystia Freeland

This Atlantic Magazine article by Chrystia Freeland argues that today's super-rich are different from the past's. They are more hardworking and meritocratic, but less connected to the nations that granted them opportunity--and the countrymen they are leaving ever further behind.

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Income Inequality: Too Big to Ignore

Author: Richard A. Frank

This New York Times article by Robert H. Frank, an economics professor at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, chronicles the growth of inequality since the mid-1970's and examines the social costs corresponding to this increse in income disparity.

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WSJ: Global Warming and the Poor

Author: Bret Stephens

Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal says if global warming really is the catastrophe the alarmists claim, the least they can do for its victims is not to patronize them while impoverishing them in the bargain.

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East-West Center: Poverty Reduction in Eastern India

Authors: Christopher Edmonds, Nobuhiko Fuwa, and Pabitra Banik

This report from the East-West Center focuses on efforts to develop India’s poorest rural areas as the overall economy picks up speed. It concludes that success in rural development efforts in India is vital to maintaining support for economic reforms and sustaining the nation's growth.

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Millennium Challenge Corporation: Progress Made on Key Challenges in First Year of Operations

Authors: David B. Gootnick and Jeanette M. Franzel

For fiscal years 2004 and 2005, the MCC board used the quantitative criteria as well as judgment in determining 17 countries to be eligible for MCA compacts. Although MCC chose the indicators based in part on their public availability, our analysis showed that not all of the source data for the indicators were readily accessible. In addition, we found that reliance on the indicators carried certain inherent limitations, such as measurement uncertainty...

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India Untouched: The Forgotten Face of Rural Poverty

Author: Abraham M. George

In India Untouched, Dr. Abraham George provides a compelling, first-hand account of one man's struggle against a well-entrenched system to make a difference. He offers fresh insight and incisive analysis into why previous attempts to improve the quality of life in rural India have failed, and what must be done in the future. His book is the story of suffering, cruelty, disease, and illiteracy, of corruption, waste, prejudice, and superstition. It is the story of fifty years of poor governance, and a stunning rebuke to the myth that globalization alone will distribute wealth to where it's most needed. More importantly, the book is about what can be done to improve the lives of millions of poor people...

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