Poor Economics - A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
I'm reading this book.? For fifteen years, the authors have worked with the poor in dozens of countries spanning 5 continents, trying to understand the specific problems that come with poverty and to find proven solutions.
They posit that the reason why so many anti-poverty policies have failed is because of an inadequate understanding of poverty and the related problems.? So far, I'm finding their pragmatism hopeful and their thoughtfulness refreshing.
Why would a man in Morocco who doesn?t have enough to eat buy a television?
Why is it so hard for children in poor areas to learn even when they attend school?
Why do the poorest people in the Indian state of Maharashtra spend 7 percent of their food budget on sugar?
Does having lots of children actually make you poorer?