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    Re: Name the ****iest countries in the world

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    The question, which seems unanswerable in any rational manner, is: Why does the richest country have more than 41 million living in extreme poverty? A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America This reality doesn't make America the ****tiest nation in the world but it must be acknowledged that there are places in the country which would not reduce any other nation's ****-hole ranking and might even cause that other place to rise toward the #1 position.
    How is "extreme poverty" defined here?

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    Re: Name the ****iest countries in the world

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    How is "extreme poverty" defined here?
    "America is the only country where people drive to the poor house in their car." - Will Rogers
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    Re: Name the ****iest countries in the world

    Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Baltimore, Louisville, Camden, Philly....oh wait...you said countries!
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    Re: Name the ****iest countries in the world

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    How is "extreme poverty" defined here?
    Household income of less than $2 per person per day
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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    Re: Name the ****iest countries in the world

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Household income of less than $2 per person per day
    OK, so in your opinion, poverty has a new definition.

    The old definition was without, meaning the people didn't have anything.

    Now, according to you, poverty is a low income family regardless of the property they own.

    Is that right?

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    Re: Name the ****iest countries in the world

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    OK, so in your opinion, poverty has a new definition.

    The old definition was without, meaning the people didn't have anything.

    Now, according to you, poverty is a low income family regardless of the property they own.

    Is that right?
    In your opinion, you are right - I disagree, as do most who correctly understand the meaning of "poverty"
    Poverty: noun
    the state of being extremely poor.

    Poverty was never understood to mean a state of owning/having nothing. That 'definition' would only entail those who are naked and dead

    How is poverty measured in the United States?

    Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau counts people in poverty with two measures. Both the official and supplemental poverty measures are based on estimates of the level of income needed to cover basic needs. Those who live in households with earnings below those incomes are considered to be in poverty.

    The supplemental poverty measure

    The supplemental poverty measure provides a more complex statistical understanding of poverty by including money income from all sources, including government programs, and an estimate of real household expenditures. This information is valuable, but this measure’s thresholds are not the basis for government program income eligibility.

    The measure was developed by a 2010 government technical working group. In 2011, its first year of use, it showed that 16 percent of Americans lived in poverty during 2010, compared to 15.1 percent from the official poverty measure.

    This measure also shows the effect that a number of safety net programs have on poverty rates. In 2016, for example, Social Security reduced poverty overall by 8.1 percent. Refundable tax credits reduced poverty by about 2.5 percent, with the largest reduction among children under 18 years of age.
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
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