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How do we lessen the gap between the rich and the poor?

Economic and social disparity is quite apparent in third world countries such as the Philippines. We hear that education is the key to a better future and may perhaps shorten that gap between the rich and the poor. We see however, men and women who are school drop outs but became completely successful in business and other lucrative fields. Thus, aside from education, what is there that can contribute to the alleviation of poverty? Is there anything cultural, psychological, philosophical or whatever factor that makes the rich become richer, and the poor become poorer? How do we lessen this gap between the rich and the poor?

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  • May 2 2012: Ruby Payne wrote a book called A Framework for Understanding Poverty. It discussed the 2 different types of poverty (situational and generational) and provides tons of research she did on the subject. The book is rooted in education, but has appeal to others as well. I would recommend checking it out!

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