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Jonathan Alter : What is the cause of and solution to poverty? / Clear, concise arguments and answers from leading thinkers / Eristical.com
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The cause of poverty is a society that, for whatever reason, cannot offer people the tools to better themselves. The solution is to provide more such tools--especially education--and to use fiscal policy, especially tax credits, to reward work. Society should make sure that no one who works regularly will be forced to live in poverty.

Author, commentator and lead Bloomberg View columnist, Jonathan Alter