Posts Tagged "poverty"

A DEEP LOOK AT ASIAN POVERTY

»Posted by on Déc 7, 2014 in ? White space ¿ | Commentaires fermés sur A DEEP LOOK AT ASIAN POVERTY

From The Asian Century Institute Asian lives have improved immensely these past few decades. But poverty in its many monetary and non-monetary forms, as well as vulnerability and insecurity, remain endemic in Asia. Fareed Zakaria, CNN anchor man and leading international affairs commentator, once reported with much fanfare on the great fall in global poverty. Based on a « poverty line » of $1.25, there has been a dramatic reduction in global poverty, even if much of it is attributable to China and to a lesser extent India. (Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced barely little improvement in its poverty.) It is true that Asian lives have indeed improved immensely, as economies have grown. An expanding middle class is becoming a new feature of...

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Revamping Artisanal Gold Mining in Zimbabwe to Catalyse Poverty Reduction

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Source: South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) This briefing discusses the challenges and opportunities presented by the artisanal gold mining sector in Zimbabwe. It reflects on the measures needed to promote artisanal miners’ contribution to sustainable development, economic growth and poverty alleviation. Current policy approaches, including the criminalisation of artisanal gold mining by the Zimbabwean authorities, have failed to address effectively persisting challenges such as land rights conflict, violence, environmental degradation and smuggling. If the costs of imperfect regulations are to be mitigated, new approaches are required, including improved regulations and interventions to formalise the sector. It is important that the...

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"The Self-Destruction of the 1 Percent" – The rise of the Plutocrats.

»Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in ? White space ¿ | Commentaires fermés sur "The Self-Destruction of the 1 Percent" – The rise of the Plutocrats.

Or « Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty », an interesting article from New York Times And a  new book on the rise of the Plutocrats  Plutocrats, the Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else A groundbreaking examination of wealth disparity, income inequality, and the new global elite There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but in the last few decades what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Alarmingly, the greatest income gap is not between the 1 percent and the 99 percent, but within the wealthiest 1 percent of our nation–as the merely wealthy are left behind by the rapidly expanding fortunes of the new global super-rich. Forget the 1 percent;...

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Luxury industry in China : embodiment of social injustice and corruption ?

»Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in ? White space ¿ | Commentaires fermés sur Luxury industry in China : embodiment of social injustice and corruption ?

In an article published in The Epoch Times, journalist Jiu Xhiua interviewed, among other,  Associate professor Jiang Caifen at Guangzhou University School of Economics who researched the Chinese luxury goods buyer. Excerpt : “China is still a poor country from its average income (150 million Chinese earn less that US$1 per day, the United Nations standard for poverty). However, its luxury consumption has become number two in the world!” he said. “This is just an indication of the polarization in the distribution of income. The wealth is in the hand of a small portion of the population. They have too much money, and then they buy luxury goods. “In China, the luxury market is a special industry. It is actually the embodiment of social injustice and...

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