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Poverty is the Enemy

Poverty is the Enemy

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Poverty is the enemy. It attacks all ages, genders and can be found around theglobe. Authorities on this subject have clear-cut ideas where to lay the blame.According to Patrick F. Fagan, who is the William H.G. FitzGerald Senior Fellow infamily and cultural issues at the Heritage Foundation, believes that “the likelihoodof whether a child will live in poverty is greatly influenced by the marital status of the child’s parents. Studies show that children of single parents are six times morelikely to be impoverished than children whose parents are married” Fagan asserts.Furthermore, “divorce is closely“Children born out of wedlock, especially to teenage mothers, also experience highrates of poverty,” Fagan continues. “This cycle often continues in the nextgeneration, since children of single parents are more likely to get pregnant beforemarriage, which lessens the likelihood that they will complete their education andobtain a good-paying job—thus making it more likely that their children will also beraised in poverty.” Jack M. Hollander, a professor of energy and resources at the University of California, Berkeley blames poverty for another problem: environmentaldegradation. “The real enemy of the environment is poverty—the tragedy of billionsof the world's inhabitants who face hunger, disease, and ignorance each day of theirlives. Poverty is the environmental villain; poor people are its victims. Impoverishedpeople often do plunder their resources, pollute their environment, and overcrowdtheir habitats. They do these things not out of willful neglect but only out of theneed to survive.”Quan Li and Drew Schaub, professors of political science at Pennsylvania StateUniversity, extends the problems of privation ever further, alleging that the primarycause of terrorism is poverty. “Because poverty causes feelings of military andeconomic inferiority, people affected by it choose violent means to express theirdiscontent.” Consistent with this argument, [President George W.] Bush claimed, ina widely cited speech, that the United States would “ fight against poverty becausehope is an answer to terror.”Numerous academic and social science researchers have demonstrated how thepath to achieving a decent and stable income is still the traditional one: completeschool, get a job, get married, then have children, in that order. Another factor, theacquisition of a positive work ethic, may be especially vital in the war on poverty. Liand Schaub believe that “for economic globalization to reduce transnationalterrorism, globalization has to be able to promote economic development andreduce poverty.” As a consequence, Hollander states: “With the increase of freedomand affluence—both are crucial—people are then likely to become motivated andincreasingly able to apply the necessary political will, economic resources, andtechnological ingenuity to address environmental issues more broadly.” Poverty isindeed the enemy. It has a negative ripple effect on families, the environment andsociety as a whole.POVERTY: THE ROOT OF ALL EVILAs the margin of the rich and the poor widens, global poverty to day has increased,the middle class cannot catch up with the rich and slid back among the poorcausing the numbers of the poor to rise up,poverty in today's global village hasbecome the root cause of all evils, because it has power and the ability to makepeople compromise their once held and respected moral values, cultures andreligious beliefs, poverty has created a new race of people with common marks of frustrations, loss of hope, prospects and value for life.
 
Loss of the meaning of life, purpose of living something to live for anddisillusionments about morality because the criminals live better, poverty whichknows no boarder has pushed societies to loose human hearts and compassion forothers, if one is hungry, stealing,prostitution will be an opted for solution, lifebecomes the survival of the fittest, in order to survive people engage in crime of allsorts including fraud, money laundering drug trafficking, sex trade and corruption . The saying an hungry man is an angry man has always been the true reflection of what mankind is capable of once the biological and basic need for food ,water,shelter and other basic necessities if not attended to has bred waves of evil in theminds and hearts of the people. The fact is that it is poverty and greed that breeds corruption, so it goes withoutsaying that where poverty is alleviated, corrupt practices would be minimal oralleviated as well ( for corruption can never be eradicated and has not beeneradicated anywhere in the world ) in other words poverty is a cause of corruptionwhile corruption is the consequence of poverty and loss of moral values ,the highlevels of poverty have resulted in many social problems including street kids, thesekids are automatically exposed to various types of risks and hazards depending onthe the socio-economic characteristics of the neighborhoods in which street arelocated all these is a result of povertyPOVERTY: THE ROOT OF ALL EVILAs the margin of the rich and the poor widens, global poverty to day has increased,the middle class cannot catch up with the rich and slid back among the poorcausing the numbers of the poor to rise up,poverty in today's global village hasbecome the root cause of all evils, because it has power and the ability to makepeople compromise their once held and respected moral values, cultures andreligious beliefs, poverty has created a new race of people with common marks of frustrations, loss of hope, prospects and value for life.Loss of the meaning of life, purpose of living something to live for anddisillusionments about morality because the criminals live better, poverty whichknows no boarder has pushed societies to loose human hearts and compassion forothers, if one is hungry, stealing,prostitution will be an opted for solution, lifebecomes the survival of the fittest, in order to survive people engage in crime of allsorts including fraud, money laundering drug trafficking, sex trade and corruption . The saying an hungry man is an angry man has always been the true reflection of what mankind is capable of once the biological and basic need for food ,water,shelter and other basic necessities if not attended to has bred waves of evil in theminds and hearts of the people. The fact is that it is poverty and greed that breeds corruption, so it goes withoutsaying that where poverty is alleviated, corrupt practices would be minimal oralleviated as well ( for corruption can never be eradicated and has not beeneradicated anywhere in the world ) in other words poverty is a cause of corruptionwhile corruption is the consequence of poverty and loss of moral values ,the highlevels of poverty have resulted in many social problems including street kids, thesekids are automatically exposed to various types of risks and hazards depending onthe the socio-economic characteristics of the neighborhoods in which street arelocated all these is a result of poverty.As the margin of the rich and the poor widens, global poverty to day has increased,the middle class cannot catch up with the rich and slid back among the poorcausing the numbers of the poor to rise up,poverty in today’s global village has
 
become the root cause of all evils, because it has power and the ability to makepeople compromise their once held and respected moral values, cultures andreligious beliefs, poverty has created a new race of people with common marks of frustrations, loss of hope, prospects and value for life.Loss of the meaning of life, purpose of living something to live for anddisillusionments about morality because the criminals live better, poverty whichknows no boarder has pushed societies to loose human hearts and compassion forothers, if one is hungry, stealing,prostitution will be an opted for solution, lifebecomes the survival of the fittest, in order to survive people engage in crime of allsorts including fraud, money laundering drug trafficking, sex trade and corruption . The saying an hungry man is an angry man has always been the true reflection of what mankind is capable of once the biological and basic need for food ,water,shelter and other basic necessities if not attended to has bred waves of evil in theminds and hearts of the people. The fact is that it is poverty and greed that breeds corruption, so it goes withoutsaying that where poverty is alleviated, corrupt practices would be minimal oralleviated as well ( for corruption can never be eradicated and has not beeneradicated anywhere in the world ) in other words poverty is a cause of corruptionwhile corruption is the consequence of poverty and loss of moral values ,the highlevels of poverty have resulted in many social problems including street kids, thesekids are automatically exposed to various types of risks and hazards depending onthe the socio-economic characteristics of the neighborhoods in which street arelocated all these is a result of povertyI receive alot of criticism because of my stance on universal health care, with mostcritics claiming I do not care about the poor. For starters I would like to make itknown that I do not believe those who cannot afford health care should be left fordead, on the flip side however, I do not believe more government is the solution. The solution to the health care crisis in this country aside from minor governmentalreforms such as deregulating the industry thereby allowing residents from one Stateto purchase insurance in another, lies in the overwhelming number of peoplecurrently living in poverty. There has been much talk about the ‘war on poverty’ in this country and how thegovernment needs to do more to help those in need. More and more, Americansappear to be relying on our government to take care of them, refusing to take anyblame whatsoever for their financial position.Several years back the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) released a studytitled
. The study outlined some of the commontraits those living below the poverty line shared, and offers a roadmap toeradicating poverty in this country. The solution to the poverty crisis seems obviousto some, but it bears repeating over and over again, because many just do notgrasp the concept.Before looking at the solution to poverty in America, it is important to first examinethe cause of it. According the NCPA study, the majority of Americans living inpoverty shared some of the following characteristics:

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