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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Poverty trap keeps children poor, and a society poorer

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by JEFFREY SACHS

    ... generational cycle of poverty, despite the society's general affluence. A remarkable new documentary film, The House I Live In, shows that America's story is even sadder and crueller than ... the cycle of poverty, a country needs to invest in its children's future, not in the imprisonment of 2.3 million people a year, many for non-violent crimes that are symptoms of poverty ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am

    ... forward to make way for American football's Superbowl.   Marchers demand action on poverty The political group Civic Force marches to Government House to appeal to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to take action on poverty, housing and other issues. Participants will gather in Central on the third day of the Lunar New Year and march up to Leung's official residence carrying ...

  3. Economy mires climate change talk

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Rio+20 summit on sustainable development goals, or the promotion of green economic measures to eradicate poverty, were therefore not high. Indeed some leaders stayed away, most notably US ... governments alone could not solve problems from climate change to poverty. The declaration was not entirely meaningless, however. For example, it encourages countries to weigh depletion ...

  4. Will Romney grab the reins from Obama?

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and privileged background, he is seen by many as an out-of-touch elitist. On the other hand, Obama's story of a struggling childhood and rise from poverty makes him much more appealing ...

  5. Doubts linger over North Korean deal

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... thinking. But food shortages remain as rampant in the poverty-stricken nation as they were before, making the aid crucial for solidifying support during the early months of the young leader's ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The limits of Barack Obama's fancy words

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... or living in poverty; a million schoolchildren are homeless; four major US banks each have US$40 trillion exposure to derivatives; only 24.6 per cent of jobs are considered "good jobs". ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Oh say, can you see?

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Wu

    ... "quaint" but are really just falling apart; the extreme poverty in rural areas where families struggle to survive on charity. I wonder if the homeless people on the streets will stun them when ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A world without America as No 1

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by KISHORE MAHBUBANI

    ... the world so easily. These changes are creating common values and norms across the world. However, while humanity is well on its way to combating absolute poverty and interstate warfare, other ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Change in our hands

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Wu

    ... and 1990s? Where was the poverty? Could it be that the stories about a stagnant economy are inaccurate? Is the media exaggerating the problems? After my road trip, it finally hit me that the change ...

  10. News - World - ARAB UNREST

    Police seal off area near US embassy in Cairo

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:07pm by Reuters in Cairo

    ... and across the Muslim world, driven by emotions ranging from piety to anger at Western power to frustrations with local leaders and poverty.  A Taliban attack on a base in Afghanistan that killed two ...




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