Poverty

Private Schools for the Poor: Rich Pickings

Posted March 22nd, 2012 by rawrob
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From the Mumbai slums to Nigerian shanty towns and Kenyan mountain villages, tens of millions of poor children are opting out of the state sector, and their number is burgeoning.

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Poverty Blights the Dream of Hong Kong

Posted December 10th, 2011 by PC Harris
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20% say Govt Anti-Poverty Programs Work: Rasmussen Reports

Posted August 23rd, 2011 by Pep
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Only 20% Think Government Anti-Poverty Programs Really Work. This marks a steady increase in the number of those who think the programs cause more of the problem they’re supposed to solve – from 43% last September to 45% in April to 49% now.

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Dependency and desperation make animals out of humans

Posted July 15th, 2011 by drapetomaniac
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It's a sad day when people are so desperate they literally stampede toward government vouchers, as if they are their saviors. What do you think would happen if food stamps had to be redeemed at State run food centers? It'd be scary if they ran out, for sure.

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Low income associated with mental disorders and suicide attempts

Posted April 5th, 2011 by think4yourself
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Low levels of household income are associated with several lifetime mental disorders and suicide attempts, and a decrease in income is associated with a higher risk for anxiety, substance use, and mood disorders, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.

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The Godfather USA

To be an American citizen is very much like being the child of a wealthy and unscrupulous criminal ‘Godfather’, who appears to be kind and generous to his own children at home, but is unflinchingly treacherous and murderous in conducting his family business, which is based on coercion, domination, exploitation, and violence.

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