Tag: Rethinking Poverty

Both/and not either/or: we need to rethink poverty AND rethink politics

‘If the crucial issue is how to ensure adequate resources for all, why are we asked to discuss the ‘Good Life’ at all?’ writes John Veit-Wilson. ‘… what they...

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There have been important successes in our attempts to end poverty, says Paul Nicolson

The main point of Barry Knight’s book is that ‘our efforts to end poverty over the past 75 years have failed’. I disagree. There have been some significant successes....

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A little less conversation a little more action please! says Sara Bryson

The persistence of poverty, it seems to me, continues because we fail to tackle a central crucial issue: power. We have centuries of writing, analysis and debate in relation...

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We need knowledge and leadership for a good society, says Nat O’Connor

Barry Knight, and others, are right to move beyond the word ‘poverty’. It is a loaded term and people carry so many preconceptions into any conversation on poverty that...

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This isn’t rethinking poverty, says John Veit-Wilson

In response to Barry Knight’s invitation to give feedback on his recent article ‘Rethinking Poverty: Towards the Webb Legacy’, I’m puzzled why there isn’t more emphasis on asking why...

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Rethinking Poverty: Towards the Webb Legacy

Purpose of this paper This paper has two goals. The first is to learn from reactions to the publication of Rethinking Poverty given during a wide range of public...

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