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Why America is the World’s First Poor Rich Country – Eudaimonia and Co
We don’t see America as a poor country, but we should begin to. Americans live fairly abysmal lives — short, lonely, unhappy, full of work and stress and despair, compared to their peers.
usa  poverty 
february 2019 by hthief
Study: Poor Are More Charitable Than The Wealthy : NPR
Huge charity commitments often get headlines -- like the ones Bill Gates and Warren Buffett collected for convincing 40 billionaires to donate at least half of their fortunes. But Paul Piff, a psychology researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, tells host Guy Raz about his studies, which show that poor people are actually more charitable than the rich.
charity  economics  poverty 
january 2019 by hthief
MCF on Twitter: "Nem tudo são boas notícias nos números que o INE publicou há pouco sobre pobreza, mas há boas notícias. Cada décima de ponto são milhares de vidas que mudam para melhor. É assim que se avaliam políticas.… https://t.co/PWCmJ61M
Nem tudo são boas notícias nos números que o INE publicou há pouco sobre pobreza, mas há boas notícias.

Cada décima de ponto são milhares de vidas que mudam para melhor.

É assim que se avaliam políticas.
twitter-threads  poverty  portugal 
november 2018 by hthief
Giving poor people cash gets them to spend more on good stuff and less on tobacco and alcohol — Quartz
Not one of the 19 studies found that cash grants increase tobacco and alcohol consumption and many of them found that it leads to a reduction.
economics  poverty 
december 2016 by hthief

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