Having only made minor improvements to agriculture with his first 5-year plan, statistics of Mao’s performance showed that there was “only 1 percent increase in grain production” and “only 3.8 percent increase in agricultural production” (Luh 30). Mao’s industrial statistics were better with state-owned and private sectors respectively producing 67.3 percent and 32.7 percent of total industrial output (Li 115). Nevertheless, overall stats show 5% annual drop in economic growth (Luh, 30). Mao might have considered both of these aspects for the economy, but the imbalance of his emphasis to the aspects shows his ineptness in economics. On the contrary, Deng Xiaoping focused on the four modernizations consisting of industry and agriculture, as well as science and technology, which were fully approved by the CCP in the 3rd Plenum, as the basis to improve economy (Lynch 156).
Name: Institution: Course: Date: What Causes Poverty in the Native American Reservations? Poverty in the Native American Reservations is all about lack of basic needs and security. People express their concern as to how they are going to get food or pay their essential bills. Even though the United States doesn’t experience poverty regarding starvation, it has poverty issues that lead to diseases and malnutrition. There are many factors and causes for poverty in the US.
The conditions they live in are horrible and everyone should do what they can to help end poverty and world hunger. People around the world go hungry everyday, but it’s not a normal hungry. 795,000,000 people don’t have enough food to live a healthy life (http://www.foodaidfoundation.org/world-hunger-statistics.html ). This is men, women, and children near you. Imagine not being able to provide food for your children!
Over the past decade, poverty has been an issue that affects communities but, have we asked ourselves what poverty means? According to World Health Organization approximately 1.2 billion people in the world live in extreme poverty (less than one dollar per day). In fact, the poverty forms in many patterns or disappears behind lots causes; however, it is difficult to restrict the poverty in single definition especially when it associated with the health. On the other hand, poverty is influenced by financial, economic, political and social factors which contribute interchangeably to raise the poverty lines in some countries. Therefore, poverty causes ill-health because it forces some people to live in the worst environments and conditions and
Many socioeconomic conditions increase the vulnerability of people to risks such as poor health. The conditions include the inadequacy of housing, lack of access to education, violence in the community, and exposure to deteriorated conditions (Ladd, 2012). However, according to Caminada and Martin (2012), none of these factors increases the vulnerability of the community and its people, as much as poverty. The impact of poverty includes that it affects every other aspect of community and social life, and its effects include poor health, disability, and increases in mortality levels (Burgard, 2012). The effects of poverty have been reported since the beginning of the 20th century, and they continue to be reported.
For example, in Afghanistan 36% of the population, lives in absolute, extreme poverty and 37% lives just above the determined poverty line. Even though around $35 billion was put into the country from 2002-2009. Even the nuber one cause of death is poverty. There was a movie titled “The pursuit of Happyness” made in 2006 which explores the idea of extreme poverty in the states.The movie is about a man named Chris Gardner ( played by Will smith) and his son Christopher ( Played by Jaden Smith) who becomes extremely poor as well as homeless so he has to try to get back on top of things. Although, the movie never says why he is poor we can infer.
Global hunger and poverty are challenges that have always threatened the mankind. Millions of people around the world, specifically those in countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, have suffered extreme conditions of malnutrition and low income that affected other aspects of their lives such as their welfare, education, job opportunities and so on (1). As these challenges have reached their worst levels during the late 90s, the United Nations gathered to, collaboratively, alleviate their effects resulting in the prominent Millennium project, which proposed goals to be achieved over a certain period of time (2). In addition, the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG1) mainly focused on halving the number of the poor and hungry people in the world from 800 million to 400 million over a period of 25 years from 1990 to 2015 (2). Fortunately, throughout the period 1998-2002 many improvements took place that facilitated the reduction of poverty and hunger in the developing countries in Asia such as China (2).
Can poverty be eradicated? Poverty is lack of money to the point that the individual cannot afford their basic needs. There are two types of poverty, which are absolute and relative. Absolute poverty is lack of basic needs for a long period of time that puts your life in danger, which opposes with relative poverty, which covers the vital and biological needs like food, clean water, and basic housing. (poverties.org, 2011) In my opinion, I think poverty can not be eradicated because there are forty percent of people who are at poverty level, which means 2.8 billion people.
He believes that the Green Revolution can provide food for decades, ending world hunger. Scientists like Dr. Norman Borlaug wanted to implement the new scientifically bred crops of the revolution to help developing countries reduce poverty and undernourishment. This goal was one of the main causes for the Green Revolution’s execution. Before 1950, the amount of food supply in the world was barely the same amount of human population. After the Green Revolution, however, food supply surpassed world population significantly (doc#2).
Gross domestic product is widely seen as, one of, if not, the single strongest, numerical quantification for calculating the strength of a nation’s economy. The reason I am focusing on economics, as it relates to North Korea, and Humans Rights, is I believe many of North Korea’s Human Rights violations derive directly from economic turmoil, and flat out, economic incompetence. Many of North Korea’s citizens live in abject poverty. The average income of a North Korean citizen is estimated to be amongst the lowest of any nation in the world today. This has caused many of North Korea’s citizens to become malnourished, and in some cases, even the victims of extreme famine.
But on the other side, the Furesians are the absolute poverty; they are in an economic position in which one lacks the sufficient income in cash or kind to the most basic biological needs for food, clothing, and shelter. Economically speaking, the poverty and morality rate of the Furesians is quite low, most suffer from starvation, dehydration, and not having a home. "An American household with an income of $50,000 spends around $30,000 annually on necessities, according to the Conference Board, a nonprofit economic research organization. "(Singer 3) This quote represents the same situation of the economic differences between the Eggonians and the Furesians. With the help of Singer, I will propose a solution for the Furesians.
The penny cost 2x as much as it really is. 700 million dollars isn 't worth the one cent piece, we could be using this money on charity or something else important. Though the penny has been part of the U.S for more than a hundred years, it should not be minted anymore because of the high production cost and other countries such as canada don 't even bother using them at all. People argue that the penny should stay because of its long time and history with the US, but what they don 't know is that the penny cost more than 2.4 cents per penny. “The US Mints budget in 2010 was 27.4 million dollars in penny production”(source 1).
Previously, the United States created a program called “Feed the Future”, which is helping unlock agriculture 's potential to solve hunger. In 2014, Feed the Future and its partners helped 7 million smallholder farmers get access to improved tools and technologies to improve their income and food quality. It also reached more than 12 million children to improve their nutrition. In 2011, households with children reported a significantly higher food insecurity