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Concept.png Poverty 
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Poverty is the state of being poor. In cultures which celebrates wealth, especially money, it is an enemy image, associated with tropes of laziness and stupidity.


"Some 40% of Americans would struggle to come up with even $400 to pay for an unexpected bill."[1]


Related Quotations

Eugene V. Debs“Getting a living under capitalism... is so precarious, so uncertain, fraught with such pain and struggle that the wonder is not that so many people become vicious and criminal, but that so many remain in docile submission to such a tyrannous and debasing condition.”Eugene V. Debs
Financial system“The key master lie is this one:- that the politically-imposed (not economically-) the politically-imposed global corporate system calling itself the "global free market", that that politically-imposed global corporate system equals the "free market" equals democracy equals a solution to poverty.”John McMurtry2001
Immigrant“I remain incensed at the success of the elite in conning the deprived that their poverty is caused by immigrants, whereas it is caused by massive inequality of wealth.”Craig Murray16 December 2018


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