The Myths About American Poverty

May 18, 2021

Giving Away Equity to Create a More Equitable Society

August 12, 2019

“Adam und Evelyn,” a bittersweet German love story in the summer of 1989, captures both the promise and the peril of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Adam and Evelyn are an East German couple. Evelyn yearns to flee to the West. Adam is happy behind the Iron Curtain as a dressmaker. She leaves and...

How Localization Can Help Overcome Extreme Poverty

June 22, 2019

The World Bank Group’s Mahmoud Mohieldin believes innovative financing and partnerships are needed to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Countries that have invested in human capital, infrastructure and decent systems of social protection have made more progress than others in...

To Fight Poverty, India Must Create Income-Generation Opportunities

May 20, 2019

This is the end of election season in India. Parties have announced many schemes. Although the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is projected to win, the results may not be a foregone conclusion. To win public support, the Indian National Congress, the opposition party, has promised Nyuntam Aay...

Cycling Across Britain in Search of Answers to Brexit

October 05, 2016

J.D. Taylor cycles across post-Brexit Britain to find out why people voted to leave the European Union. Back in June, the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote leveled whole swathes of the political landscape, toppling party leaders and shaking the country’s political and economic foundations. Yet...

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in America

September 09, 2016

The US is falling short of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In September 2015, the United States and 192 other nations adopted the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). These 17 goals and 169 targets set a development agenda for all countries, including the US,...

Education is the First Step to Ending Poverty

March 11, 2016

Eliminating extreme poverty may seem like a challenge, but Goal 4 of the SDGs provides an achievable vision for the future. In the era preceding the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), securing a seat in the classroom itself was a daunting task. During the 15-year timeframe mandated by the...

Education Alone Cannot Eradicate Poverty

January 29, 2016

A top-down, one-size fits all approach to achieve Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals will not solve the issue of poverty. In the developing world, one primary school looks like any other primary school. Although the children and teachers might speak different languages, the desks are...

Average Life Expectancy Shows Striking Discrepancies

January 27, 2016

There are people in the world who still struggle for their most basic right: the right to live.   If there’s one thing that graduate students love, it’s gossiping about their professors. At one point, I used the word “old” to describe a 50-year-old professor. In my opinion, I was...

Ending Poverty is Hard But Doable

January 27, 2016

Ending poverty is a truly gargantuan challenge, but it is the moral and practical imperative of our times. Background Poverty, a word with Latin roots, is simply a state of privation when human beings lack necessities. In the not too distant past, a large proportion of the world’s population...

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