Poverty in the World

Poverty in the World


Economic Growth Creates Poverty in the World

Facts on poverty in the world

Facts on poverty in Africa

Diseases due to malnutrition, Marasmus Kwashiorkor, scabies & parasites

News articles

Mystery: How Wealth Creates Poverty in the World

Poverty Assessments ( With links )

2020 Focus Brief on the World’s Poor and Hungry People

Stopping World Poverty

Maharishi’s Program to Eliminate Poverty

Why Does Poverty Persist?

Economic Growth Creates Poverty In The World

There is a "mystery" we must explain: How is it that as corporate investments and foreign aid and international loans to poor countries have increased dramatically throughout the world over the last half century, so has poverty? The number of people living in poverty is growing at a faster rate than the world’s population. What do we make of this?
It is, of course, no mystery at all if you don't adhere to trickle-down mystification. Why has poverty deepened while foreign aid and loans and investments have grown? Answer: Loans, investments, and most forms of aid are designed not to fight poverty but to augment the wealth of transnational investors at the expense of local populations.
There is no trickle down, only a siphoning up from the toiling many to the moneyed few. (From Mystery: How Wealth Creates Poverty in the World by Michael Parenti)

Even though most Americans believe the poor are to blame for their own problems, the truth is inequality is the inevitable result of capitalism. "Wealth" is moved from those who have little money or power to those who already have a lot of both. Increasing the pace of economic growth does little to combat poverty, because it is a problem of distribution, not production. Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the most fertile places in the world, yet it also boasts the highest rates of poverty, hunger and malnutrition.

In The End of Economic Growth, Adam Parsons points out:
If one billion...

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