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Why isn’t poverty history yet?

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Why isn't poverty history yet?

Whilst China, Brazil and South Africa have become aid givers and are raising millions out of poverty each year, sub-Saharan Africa has made little progress. In the US, a majority of Americans can expect to spend at least one year of their lives below the poverty line. Many argue though, that poverty is relative and that the real problem is inequality, where the poor are condemned to stay poor because the rich have pulled the ladders of social mobility up behind them. In this heated debate filmed at the Battle of ideas Aid is called into question, inequality dissected and the need for serious growth put centre stage.

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