Essay about The Problem Of Poverty And Poverty

805 Words Sep 10th, 2015 4 Pages
There are some problems which unifies the whole world. The problems which refer to all of us, not just one person or one family or even nation. One of them is poverty. As Kathleen Blanco said: “Poverty is everyone’s problem. It cuts across any line you can name: age, race, social, geographic or religious. Whether you are black or white; rich, middle-class or poor, we are all touched by poverty.” Everyone tries to solve it, but how will we solve the problem if we don’t know what it is exactly? Consequently, it’s crucial for us to know what poverty is before starting to improve it. “If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about it and 5 minutes thinking about solutions” – Albert Einstein’s this experience is the strategy we need to use for poverty. Poverty is too complex to have just unique definition. Some people may say that it’s easy to define and will say that being poor means to have “lack of money”? But then the question is what does “lack of money” exactly mean? I’ll discuss 3 points of view about poverty from articles in the following paragraphs, which defines poverty from the different perspective.
First is Michael Harrington’s view. (Article: “How we Cured “the culture of Poverty”, not Poverty itself) The article says that in his book “The Other America” Harrington describes poor people as: “different from the rest of us, radically different, not just in the sense of disadvantaged or poorly housed, or poorly fed. They felt different, too,…

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