Is the elimination of global poverty a realistic aim?
thesis statement: It is impossible to eliminate global
poverty, because it requires a lot of effort and will power
as well as corroboration from all countries.
by Charlotte Lim
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1. Requires the combined effort of all
governments internationally to eradicate
poverty on a global scale.
Argument: Global poverty
elimination not realistic.
Recovery after recession does not necessarily help the economy by
bringing it back to the state that it originally was as what went down
cannot simply come back overnight. Thus, the impact of recession on
the global economy proves that eliminating poverty is an unrealistic
With globalization and communication, men can tap on
technology and share knowledge and skills with each other,
therefore having the means to reduce poverty, through
some govts, esp those of less developed countries, may face
problems of a lack of political will or rampant corruption as
deepset societal issues that need to be resolved before the
country can tackle poverty effectively.
Needs the cooperation of all govts but unrealistic as it is difficult for countries to
agree on such things. Developing countries facing the fastest rate of econ growth
and therefore the most rapidly widening income gap, are more focued on
improving thier economic situation, and less on equality, as compared to
Break out of poverty cycle= requires help that will
allow ppl to reconstruct their lives, such as investing
in education and providing loans to small
The economic slowdown is likely to delay the ability of
many countries to provide alternative sources of energy
to the rural poor who currently depend on traditional fuels.
Example: under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights article
26: Everyone has the right to free education, at least in the
elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall
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evidence: A study by the World Institute for Development Economics Research at
United Nations University reports that the richest 1% of adults alone owned 40% of
global assets in the year 2000, and that the richest 10% of adults accounted for
85% of the world total. The bottom half of the world adult population owned barely
1% of global wealth.
Para 3: Recession causes many to lose
their jobs and suffer from mild or severe