(The Nature of Mass Poverty) PDF READ ´ John Kenneth Galbraith
Tions about poverty while presenting the comprehensive context *in which to reexamine our own views surrounding *which to reexamine our own views surrounding culture of povertyWe suppose that on social uestions we proceed from diagnosis to action But if action was imperative we make the cause fit the action An so it has gone with our attempts at solving mass poverty If we don t understand the "Cause Solutions Will Elude Us Commonplace Explanations Each Superficially Persuasive "solutions will elude us Commonplace explanations each superficially persuasive confidently offered each notable enough and for what it does not explain In fact Galbraith suggests that poverty is both a cause and a conseuence If our actions it does not explain In fact Galbraith suggests that poverty is both a cause and a conseuence If our actions not well thought out the changes may very well induce circumstances that result in mouths to feed too many workers lowering of pay and ultimately a restoration of similar levels of deprivation Accommodation that is acceptance of one s plight is also a major driver However to accept the fact of accommodation is not to accept the inevitability of poverty Education can destroy accommodation but so can trauma such as war famine religious intolerance and expulsion from land Moreover while education is necessary it is not sufficient In fact implementations that do not break the euilibrium and the accommodation will not succeedFinally The Nature of Mass Poverty is a call to rich countries to provide education agricultural and industrial investment for those wishing to moving to urban employment from the country And a call on us regarding immigration to combine compassion with a certain respect for history and economic reality to look candidly at this solution Its what made many countries great well sourced experience based writing from a smart person but is fundamentally limited in its criticisms of global capitalis. Ountries Or they create cause out of cure Capital and technical expertise being available from the rich countries shortage of these becomes the cause of povery in the po.
Read & Download The Nature of Mass PovertyAsons We re Wrong About the World and Why Things Are Better Than You ThinkThe first chapters are slow and it is unclear Why Things Are Better Than You ThinkThe first chapters are slow and it is unclear the author is heading for Once his point is clear the message gets very strong Galbraith s analysis on mass poverty is controversial simple and in my opinion got confirmed by how the world evolved during the recent decades The world got better people moved massively to cities reading that the mass urban poverty of favellas is already a step forward compared to mass rural poverty raised my eyebrows and there has been a lot of migration which the author sees as very beneficial for all parties and that s a refreshing thought in these times of pointless walls and Xenophobe FearmongeringI Only Give It Three Stars fearmongeringI only give it three stars of a reason for which the author himself apologizes in the introduction these are transcriptions of lectures and while the lectures themselves must have been very interesting it cripples the written text Also some supporting statistics and graphs might have added value instead of the lengthy footnotesI think I will soon pick up The Bottom Billion Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It leaf once again through it for a review promised The misery of being exploited by the capitalists is nothing compared to the misery of not being exploited at all Joan RobinsonThe Nature of Mass Poverty is a story of euilibrium and accommodation It both examines and explains the persistence of poverty in poorer parts of the world and how is it to be solved In a very big way labor surplus is part of the euilibrium of poverty and confounds our attempts to eradicate it What is so enjoyable about Galibratih s writing is that he challenges our assumptions and explana. Ass Poverty proceeds from the author's conviction that most explanations of conditions in poor countries do not explain They reflect instead the experience of the rich ,
A classic marred only by ignoring immigrants who resist assimilation Terrific prose in service of a reasonably good argument and a number of interesting observations regarding ineffective pseudoscientific economic development policies and practices Whether his advice if followed would ield something better is far from clear A worthy read in any case Gailbraith provides a compact outline of the evolution of poverty economics as a specialized field He uickly dispels several pernicious explanations for mass poverty that still have currency today For example he addresses traditional explanations based on the availability of natural resources ethnic tendencies inadeuate governmenteconomic systems climate or latitude and resources ethnic tendencies inadeuate systems climate or latitude and the
Of Colonialism While He Doesncolonialism While he doesn dismiss that last explanation out of hand as he mostly does for the rest he attempts to contextualize colonialism intern A rather odd little book by Galbraith A breif analysis of some of the uestions and answers of Mass poverty as seen in the 1970s His solution seems to be just increase education to break the accomodation of the poor to their situation En innf ring som gir en god forst else av fattigdommens problem s rlig hvor uunng elig fattigdom er i f r industrielle samfunn This old booklet remained hidden in my library for Vom Verwesen der Welt und anderen Restposten years and I cannot remember what ever triggered me to buy it in any case not the ugly cover which in my opinion does not tell anything about the contents at allMy expectations were low when I started reading Despite Galbraith being a terrific economist after all these are viewpoints expressed almost fiftyears ago and the world did change and became much better as Hans Rosling wonderfully demonstrates in Factfulness Ten Re. The Galbraith incisibeness clarity and wit are here brought to bear on the central aspects of the most important economic and social probelms of our time The Nature of ,