Who Was Poor In 2016 And Why Our System Keeps Failing Them

Who Was Poor In 2016 And Why Our System Keeps Failing Them
By Matt Bruenig

September 6, 2017 at 08:10PM
via People’s Policy Project http://ift.tt/2eUIajl

“This is a shame because poverty is not a difficult thing to get your head around. You can even explain it in a few brief statements: capitalist economies only distribute income to workers and those who own a lot of wealth; many people in society neither work nor own a lot of wealth; and those people very often end up in poverty as a result.

Given this understanding, the obvious fix to the poverty problem is to build up a welfare state that distributes income to those capitalism neglects. This is how low poverty countries around the world do things and this is how we could do things if we wanted to.”

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