Monday, May 05, 2008

The three great poverty eradication myths

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Out of Poverty: What works when traditional approaches fail
Paul Polak
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Myths about poverty

That we can donate people out of poverty is the first of the three great poverty eradication myths, says Paul Polak in ‘Out of Poverty: What works when traditional approaches fail’. “As soon as word gets out that a multimillion-dollar giveaway is coming, developing-country politicians with Swiss bank accounts and get-rich-quick businessmen will gather like moths around a flame. They will participate in congratulatory ribbon-cutting ceremonies.”

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