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goalie31 April 6th, 2016 2:48pm

There will always be poverty because we change what poverty means over time.

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RedDye40 Way Over Yonder
04/06/16 6:35 pm

Absolute poverty . . . no, or only slightly.
Abject (or "relative") poverty . . . yes, by definition.

rons Thanks America
04/06/16 3:16 pm

Lose you cell phone then you are poor.

Vietman manhattan
04/06/16 12:27 pm

Our poor are the richest poor in all of history.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
04/06/16 12:19 pm

It won't fix the problem it is the problem

ikeurban21 B L C
04/06/16 9:52 am

People on food stamps have iPhones

PamGH SW Washington
04/06/16 8:57 am

I have a picture of my father as a toddler, stand at the door of a very small, dirt floor cabin in Kansas. He looked poor 😄. Yes, this was in about 1932, but again it's a reference.

PamGH SW Washington
04/06/16 8:54 am

Yes! A while ago I suggested watching The Grapes of Wrath for a reference point. Some got it, but some railed against the idea. ......

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
04/06/16 9:03 am

That's the thing though. Modern poverty isn't poverty in a human history scale. It's basically inconvenience.

think4yourself Not a safe space
04/06/16 8:53 am

True. If you sat home playing xbox and watching cable tv while smoking cigarettes, getting high, and drinking whisky you were not considered impoverished, now you are.