“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime”, Aristotle. The Economic and Social Council Chambers unfinished ceiling is commonly seen as a symbolic reminder that the economic and social work of the United Nations is never finished; there will always be something more that can be done to improve the living conditions of the world’s people. The poverty across America never decreases, it gradually increases over the years. New York Times about 55.0% of Philadelphia as 2014 is living in poverty. This topic has always come about in articles, news reports, and editorials. The cause of poverty consists of; job loss, living paycheck to paycheck, having dead end jobs, credit/college debt, lack of ambition, and most importantly lack of assistance from the government. A lot of people may have jobs, but those jobs aren’t enough to put food on the table, leaving children to go to bed still hungry. Everyone wants success, but can never always reach that level in life, leaving them with nothing. Poverty still exists today because the government and citizens aren’t working to repair the issue. However, you cannot have one party working on the problem, hoping it’ll be resolved, we must work as a group and come together so the problems of the nation little by little, step by step. So it is an important aspect that everyone in America must come together and understand the deficits of what is happening, but it happens to all of us one day. As well as, no one should want to perish in the deep edge of society.
In the State of New York says they measure poverty by a Measure of Family Resources and Poverty Thresholds. Family Resources are living at or above the poverty threshold, which family resources adequate to meet families basic econo...
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...Bureau last week show that Coweta is faring better than other parts of the state when it comes to poverty. Words from Minnie Robinson, more and more people are slipping from the middle class into the poverty category. Coweta County happens to be one place doing an excellent job with economic storm, with two new hospitals under construction and number of retail areas, including Fischer Crossings, opening recently. Six hundred and fifty-three initial claims for unemployment were filed in August, which is down 6.7 percent from the 700 filed in July and down 11 percent from the 732 claims filed in August 2010. In the last 12 months, the Atlanta metro area has lost 5,500 construction jobs, 11,700 in finance, and 14,500 in government, according to Associated Press. These job losses reflect the housing and real estate crash, as well as state and local government cutbacks.
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