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Read the latest commentary, blog posts, and editorials on poverty. Discover the implications and impact of poverty, and how we should go about dealing with it.

Causes of Poverty

There is no magic bullet for the poverty that plagues many nations, but history teaches us some of the important factors necessary to create wealth.

Poverty in America

The word poverty often conjures up images of third world nations and remote villages devastated by natural disasters, but this can cause us to gloss over the very real, yet overlooked issue of poverty in the wealthiest country on earth.

Wealth inequality and poverty

From Occupy Wall Street to the campaign trail, we're told that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer and free markets and trade are to blame. We're told that the middle class is getting squeezed. But these simplistic notions fly in the face of the facts. 

Solutions to poverty

Sometimes, what we think is helping can actually hurt. Not only do we need to have a heart for the poor, but also a level head to determine the most effective methods for reducing poverty and helping the poor regain the dignity of providing for themselves. What are those methods? Promote business creation, encourage trade and call on the innate human creativity in all of us in a search for solutions.