10 Best Articles on Poverty
The most useful articles on poverty from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Poverty Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on poverty by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- What causes poverty? Not a lack of money, but a lack of social relationships.
- How urban density can make our neighbourhoods better
- How poverty changes your mind-set
- The Obvious Answer to Homelessness
- Congress Found An Easy Way To Fix Child Poverty. Then It Walked Away.
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What causes poverty? Not a lack of money, but a lack of social relationships.
There's a lot missing from debates and policy surrounding poverty but the biggest deficit, according to Dr C. Nicole Mason, is in honesty. Impoverished people aren't poor because they're lazy, they're…
«they need to provide better infrastructure (like libraries, parks, good grocery stores, and hospitals)»
Congress Found An Easy Way To Fix Child Poverty. Then It Walked Away.
Imagine the federal government could lift millions of American children out of poverty with a single program. That program would help parents put nutritious mea…
«The expanded tax credit ended in December 2021, and chances are low it will be renewed. That tells you all you need to know about which is more powerful in Washington — politicians’ biases or actual evidence.»
The One Cause of Poverty That’s Never Considered
In a new book, Matthew Desmond argues that to understand what keeps people poor, we need to take a good look at the rich.
Why we shouldn’t push a positive mindset on those in poverty
Living in poverty is not caused by a faulty mindset, it’s a response to scarcity and marginalisation
The history of the end of poverty has just begun
The decline of global poverty is one of the most important achievements in history, but the end of poverty is still very far away.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on poverty.
How urban density can make our neighbourhoods better
Urban density was once seen as a sign of unhealthiness and poverty. But today it is necessary to make cities sustainable
The Obvious Answer to Homelessness
And why everyone’s ignoring it
‘Some Things Never Leave You’: Christian Livermore on Poverty’s Indelible Marks
“For me, passing means trying to be anything other than what I was, and what I fear so desperately I always will be: poor white trash.”
How poverty changes your mind-set
Understanding psychology may be key to addressing the problem
Obsession with ending poverty is where development is going wrong| Efosa Ojomo
Almost all development projects focus on alleviating poverty rather than creating prosperity. This is a fundamental flaw
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Our World in Data
Data and research to understand big global problems and make progress against them. Based out of @UniOfOxford, founded by @MaxCRoser. @email@example.com
A daily literary website highlighting the best in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and criticism.
Aeon is a magazine of ideas and culture. Psyche is our sister magazine focused on the human condition. Visit http://aeon.co and http://psyche.co for more.
Creator of @manyver_se and core maintainer of the Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB) network. @firstname.lastname@example.org
MIT Technology Review
Our in-depth reporting on innovation reveals and explains what’s really happening now to help you know what’s coming next. http://technologyreview.com/newsletters
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