How to solve poverty?

Philippines
September 6, 2008 7:45pm CST
Hi there guys! Its me again! We all know that unemployment rate in this society is so high and that poverty is a major problems every nation is facing. Regarding this guys, I want to hear your opinion, in your own simple ways, how would you try to solve poverty?
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@BubblyIan (751)
7 Sep 08
First you have to define poverty before you can eradicate it. In the west we use various definitions based on a random percentage of the so called average wage. This is highly inaccurate as it is obviously impossible to eradicate as the average increases as everyone's wealth increases. It is also based on 'income' and hence where people recive benefits in kond they are not included. for example, many 'poor' people recive housing beneift and council tax benefit. Hence they do not pay rent or council tax and this does not show on their expenditure side, or on their income side. Yet they are clearly better off than someone who has to pay both fo these expenses. It would be better to look at surplus or disposable income. The other measure used is the '1 dollar a day' threshold. Again this is meaningless when many contries work on 'barter' systems - that is exchanging goods not money. And because of relative costs of living and exchaneg rates between different countries the £1 can buy a living standard equivalent in other countries to a reasonable level. So what do you mean by poverty and then we can discuss how to eradicate it!
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
7 Sep 08
WOW. YOu sound like you should be in politics. LOL + for you. I'm not good at all that. But I do know what your saying. As my sister pay's only part of her rent. I how ever own my own home. And she still get mad at me. For me not being able to give her money. LOL. Yes I feel bad but I can't aford to. Everyone has done everyting to help her hand her most everything. Collage to get a job. Still no job. She wants big money. Hey nobody get's big money right away. So my thing on the poor is some pick it and a lot don't. In a few years I will loose my job to people in Mexico. Why because they have a cheaper work force. Here in USA we want to make big money and have med. and leave job when ever we want. For Family med leave act. not all. There are no easy answer's to any of this. My sister should be forest to get a job. There is nothing wrong with her anymore. Before she said she was to fat. Had Surgry now skinny. Still on SSI and not even looking for job. So yes I don't know
@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
9 Sep 08
Well, until things financially in the USA can be turned around with the Government and president wanting to help the people here with Jobs, Medical, Food, etc. it will only continue to get worse. Then there are people left and right loosing homes with nowhere to turn as well. It is becoming a situation without any hope, and how can we change it? Not sure unless someone really starts realizing that help is needed and it is getting more desperate than anyone ever wants to realize as well.