Aristotle On Poverty

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Aristotle once said, “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime” (Aristotle, Aristotle 's Politics, 1920). Poverty has become a huge issue that the whole world is facing. People who cannot afford the life’s basic needs such as food and shelter are said to be poor. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. “And they die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.” (United Nations Development program, 2007).All over the world, poverty has always been present in all countries. To demonstrate this fact, a study in 2005 shows that 40 percent of South Asian people and 52 percent of Saharan African people live in severe poverty…show more content…
The first problem that causes unemployment is seasons, in a farmer’s case; they’re unemployed all year, except on time of good harvest. Moreover, in a teacher’s case, a teacher is unemployed during the summer vacation. It leads to poverty because there’s no stable income. In addition, being unemployed leads to lack of stable income which causes poverty. Nearly 33% of households where no-one is at work are at risk of poverty while the rate for households where two people are working is just 5% (EAPN). Which leads to a conclusion that’s, even if only one person in the family is employed, it’ll decrease the risk of poverty, therefore, unemployment causes poverty.

Although the causes of poverty are bad, the effects are even worse.

In conclusion, there are three main causes of poverty: trauma lack of education, and unemployment. Poverty has been present from the beginning of mankind and is increasing heavily. In my personal point of view, I believe that wealthy countries should be helping and supporting developing countries, in order to start solving the problem of poverty from its
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