Rethinking the Economics of Poverty ‹ The Political Bouillon

12 11 2012

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Why would a man in Morocco who does not have enough to eat buy a television? Why would poor households in China consume less rice and wheat when they become cheaper? Questions like these puzzle policy-makers and economists alike but need to be answered in order to formulate effective remedies for feeding the hungry. Anti-poverty policies are far too often inadequate simply because the central protagonists of these issues are overlooked: the poor.

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