Category: Poverty

How the inequality gap came to be

Has the human race made progress since the days when all our lives were nasty, brutish, and short? Some might think this question patently silly, since it would appear to answer itself. But Angus Deaton finds in it a point of entry into his inquiry on “health, wealth, and the origins of...

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Delivering healthcare to billions of the world’s poor

A review of Pharmacy on a Bicycle: Innovative Solutions for Global Health and Poverty, by Eric C. Bing and Marc J. Epstein. @@@@ (4 out of 5). A leading global health authority and an eminent management professor explain how recent developments make it possible to deliver effective healthcare to the billions of the world’s poor now living in often-remote rural areas.

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A searing look at poverty in India that reads like a novel

A review of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, by Katherine Boo. @@@@@ (5 out of 5). Boo focuses on the experiences of two slum families, one consisting of 11 Muslim immigrants from India’s north who have built a business as garbage-brokers, the other family whose matriarch is affiliated with Shiv Sena, one of the most extreme and violent anti-Muslim political parties in India.

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