What can be done to reduce poverty in the world?

Poverty is “Hard to train to accept being poor”, but it is lugubrious for some people who have no choice than to take it as granted. Poverty is the condition of having insufficient resources or income. In its most extreme form, absolute poverty is a lack of basic human needs, such as adequate and nutritious […]

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Foodcourt Advantages and Disadvantages

There can only be two types of food courts: one which is spacious and has a lot of space for the customers to sit but does not have various choices of food to order and another which is very small and does not have space for customers to sit but has various varieties of food […]

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The Case Against Helping the Poor

Garret Hardin was Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of California – Santa Barbara, and considered himself to be a human ecologist who wrote, lectured, and taught about this subject. His most famous essay is “The Tragedy of the Commons,” published in 1968; the ideas in this essay resurface in “Lifeboat Ethics. ” In […]

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Overcoming Poverty in India

When it comes to fighting poverty in the sub-continent, where do you start? Perhaps by recruiting and training hundreds, even thousands of fundraisers, says Ken Burnett. Though we’d only arrived in the country at 2. 30 that morning we were out on the streets late the same Saturday evening to see and meet the homeless […]

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From the Teaching column of the December 2011 issue of Perspectives on History

Since the early 1990s, there have been calls inside and outside the academy for a reform of higher education. Reformers advocate teaching methods that include engaged learning and ethical training for citizenship, rather than mere knowledge acquisition and abstract speculation. In response, many teachers of American history have experimented widely with service learning, although those […]

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Is Overpopulation the Cause of Poverty?

There are many people who argue that the biggest problem in South Asia is overpopulation. This assertion has been repeated so often over the years that it has almost become common wisdom. Its adherents include a lot of well-educated individuals and one often hears the argument from government officials as an explanation for the inability […]

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