Poverty is inevitable

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Start a debate. Do you believe that poverty will exist forever, regardless of how hard we try to eradicate it? Or can we provide solutions to ensure that everyone can live a healthy quality of life?
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There will always be a relative poverty.
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There will always be a relative poverty.
Agreed. But if the poorest in society are eating fois gras and caviar I think it reasonable to say they are not living in poverty. Guy Martin visited a Japanese slum and was surprised at how neat and tidy it is. I can't really see why we tolerate poverty in this country but I guess it is routed in our class system and the idea of an unworthy poor.
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How are you defining "poverty" and "a healthy quality of life"?
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Technology is being suppressed on purpose.

Hydrogen vehicles are not being advertised to people.
Electric cars existed 100 years ago
alternative means to produce energy are deliberately ignored
information on 3d printed homes are being purposely suppressed
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Types of poverty shift. The type of poverty we have now is mainly in our heads.

For instance, if someone working 70 hour weeks will never be accepted by the middle class as one of them, they will still feel poor even when they have a lot of money.
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Death is inevitable, entropy is inevitable, we still struggle against them.
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relative poverty is inevitable, because there will always be some who are repetitively less well off then the average person.

Abject poverty is mostly avoidable. I think if we really tried we could almost entirely eliminate it, except for absolute fringe cases. The world in general has been doing a pretty good job of this, but there is still a long way to go.

Always worth noticing which term people use when talking about poverty. Relative poverty is a pretty useless term if you want to talk about poverty in the way we all perceive it. Those in relative poverty today live better than the middle classes did 60 years ago in many ways, and if you were to look at relitive poverty say in a rich borough of London, you would probably find that those who are deemed to be in the category are richer and better off than the middle-class of the north.
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I saw a Politician yesterday saying 1in 4 children in the UK are growing up in povertrty.
How is he measuring poverty considering we are going through a childhood obesity crisis and the majority of obese kids live in.poor areas.
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(Original post by StriderHort)
Death is inevitable, entropy is inevitable, we still struggle against them.
I don’t see how you can compare these with poverty
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Poverty will always exist. But that doesn’t mean we can’t reduce it .
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