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Poverty inextricably linked to discrimination and racism

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism Mutuma Ruteere emphasized in his report to the General Assembly that racial or ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by poverty, which is transmitted from generation to generation through lack of education, adequate housing and health care. In his report to…
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Who wins in the end?

The Republicans have a lot to answer for with the across-the-board budget cuts caused by their irrational belief that taxes should not be raised on the wealthy. It is OK for the poor and middle class to suffer, but not OK for the wealthy to give up money they will…
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The Great Recession, jobs and social crises: policies matter!!

This is my latest co-authored paper on the continuing fall-out from the Great Recession: Anis Chowdhury, Iyanatul Islam, Donald Lee, (2013),"The Great Recession, jobs and social crises: policies matter", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 40 Iss: 3 pp. 220 - 245 Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of the paper is…
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Who are the 99 percent?

Meet the 99 percent - decent hard working people who are trapped by the most inequitable distribution of wealth the world has ever seen. Read their stories at We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We…
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Linking Sustainable And Human Development Within a Human Rights Framework

This interview with Diana Skelton, Deputy Director General of the International Movement ATD Fourth World looks at how progress in human development often leaves behind those most affected by extreme poverty. The most vulnerable people are especially victims of environmental degradation, and sustainable and human development should be brought together…
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