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Hillbilly Elegy

Book #32: Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance

Is poverty a state you find yourself in or a mindset, or both?  Why do so many poor people get trapped in cycles of poverty, family disintegration and drugs?   120 more words

Biography/Autobiography

Brookings Institution releases Foresight Africa 2017 Report

The Brookings Institution, a Washington DC based non-profit and public policy focused organisation, has recently published its Foresight Africa 2017 Report. Its “mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.” 787 more words

Africa

Remember the Poor

One of the earliest debates that the church had when it started was this.  What do we do with Gentiles?  See, the first Christians were also Jewish. 482 more words

Reflections

What they see

via Daily Prompt: Oversight

The buzz of the machines in the room was incessant. Outside, the cold night sky was illuminated with the luminous glow of the three moons. 706 more words

Poverty in the Balkans

Poverty is a very sensitive and challenging issue in many countries. In the post-war Balkans context, poverty is also a major problem for security and relations between communities. 1,350 more words

Latest

Welfare Gap

            With a new Republican majority, those of us who care about the poor are steeling for a new round of cuts to benefits.
To his credit, Trump didn’t run a campaign that heavily focused on negative attitudes about the poor per se. 2,136 more words