John Galbraith The Position Of Poverty

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Thesis: The thesis of John Galbraith’s “The position of Poverty” is that poverty is defined into case poverty and insular poverty, which entails how poverty is created and maintained throughout different situations and circumstances.
Summary: Galbraith goes into detail of how he believes poverty exists through case poverty and insular poverty. Case poverty is defined as situational poverty. The poverty is caused by certain characteristics such as alcoholism, bad health, mental health, … it is all about a person or families short comings. (Galbraith, 503). Insular poverty is considered “an island of poverty” (Galbraith, 503) What that refers to is an actual living situation where everyone in a certain geographical location is poor. It could
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