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Can extreme poverty ever be eradicated? | The Economist

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Poverty rates have fallen faster in the past 30 years than at any other time on record. The UN wants extreme poverty to disappear by 2030. We assess the data to see if this is achievable. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2AfBchr It is estimated that somebody escapes extreme poverty every 1.2 seconds. According to the World Bank, anyone on less than $1.90 per day is living in extreme poverty unable to afford basic food, clothing, healthcare and shelter. Absolute poverty rates have fallen faster in the past 30 years than in any other time on record. This is a remarkable achievement but the task of taking people put of the worst poverty remains a huge challenge. The impressive fall is the result of changes in just two countries, China and India. In the 1980s the majority of people in both of these countries were living in extreme poverty. But now the share of the poorest has fallen to 21% in India, and less than 2% in China. Increased productivity in farms and a mass migration from poor rural areas to the booming cities enabled many Chinese and Indian people to better their lives. Asia is moving into a new phase but can other parts of the world copy their model of moving people to factory jobs in cities? Today, more than half the world's poorest people live in sub-Saharan Africa. The percentage of the African population living in extreme poverty fell from 54% in 1990, to 41% in 2013. But in that same time period, the population of sub-Saharan Africa boomed meaning the total number of poor people rose from 276m to almost 400m. The population of sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to reach 2bn by 2050 and a large percentage of those people are likely to be extremely poor. And unlike Asia, a transformation of this region is unlikely to happen soon. Sub-Saharan Africa is urbanising faster than any other place on earth. But moving into the cities is not providing the same ladder out of poverty as it did in Asia. A lack of infrastructure, public transport, and essential services in many African cities prevents poor people from finding jobs and getting an education. The rapidly growing population only makes mater worse by putting further strain on resources. Millions of poor people in sub-Saharan Africa live far below the World Bank's threshold of $1.90 per day. That means it will be harder to pull them out of extreme poverty. Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2AdErpF Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: http://econ.st/2AexPY4 Follow The Economist on Twitter: http://econ.st/2Af0pIv Follow us on Instagram: http://econ.st/2AdA4ut Follow us on LINE: http://econ.st/1WXkOo6 Follow us on Medium: http://econ.st/2AdXK26
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Text Comments (249)
Marius V (1 month ago)
Give away the country to someone who does a crap? :)
SUDHIR PATEL (1 month ago)
Nature goes on forever for everyone and everything to return as everyone and everything an infinite number of times.
Alxinho959 (3 months ago)
If they were white they wouldn’t be as poor
It's no one's fault!!
Celina K (4 months ago)
And if they lived on 5$ or just 3$ how big would the % then be?
$5 might be considered very poor in some countries while middle class in some other countries.
bob hennis (5 months ago)
why liberals are idiots has always been a question but poverty and there answer proves they are indeed idiots. so far skin color controls poverty with africans being the largest group. to a liberal placing a poor person on welfare removes that person from poverty. with over a billion non educated africans no amount of money on earth can fix the problem. but don't tell liberals that, africa has been on welfare for the last 100 yrs. every country on earth has sent swiming pools full of money that african dictators stole. the african race will either die out or always be poor reguardless of any stupid plan liberals come up with.
Mkombozi Mkenya (5 months ago)
So what's the value of this clip. What has it achieved?
Romy MP (8 months ago)
Bill Y. (9 months ago)
It is a *real shame* to put India in the same league with China. India didn't achieve 10% of what China did.
Prashanth Murali (6 months ago)
Yep. India just has the promise of replicating China but I'm not so hopeful.
Edwin Rodriguez (9 months ago)
The best help is through sterilization. If it's paid for that, it would be better and fair
Winamp (10 months ago)
Their birthrates is a main reason to poverty. If you cant support a child, dont have it. They dont think.
Nij Jin (11 months ago)
Poverty can be "easily" eliminated. First clean up the greedy filth that is sucking blood from the world and the rest is easy. Look at China, 600 million got out of poverty in less than 10 years.
Lester González (11 months ago)
yes, all is possible in this world! is the truth!
Umberto Fournier (1 year ago)
a great explanation of a difficult issue.
Desision is too simple - Kill the corruption!
IglooDweller (1 year ago)
Sex education and birth control.
Kari Rakitan (1 year ago)
essential services like abortions
John von Shepard (1 year ago)
No! cause robot is coming to take all our job!
This is Calvin (1 year ago)
Not with this government since they have created a system based on poverty. There is no balance. A lot of things are needed. People need to change their mindsets as well. Veganism will change a lot for example.
Rumor Ex Mundis (1 year ago)
The problem of poverty in that region is first of all political. Africans need stability, better government and institutions. We could help them economically but if african politicians do not care about poverty it will be all useless. Corruption just eats everything.
Harrisonъ Khwordъ (1 year ago)
Nope, but the humanity could eradicate something else instead. Muscovy, for example.
tatti salles (1 year ago)
The natural condition of humans are poverty. The Societies development with time different ways to enrich, increasing productivity, building some infrastructure and developing skills/technology. Some societies have a tribal, caste or religious dynamics which prevent them to developing.
Oliver Martin (1 year ago)
But what's happened to the number of people living on the "ethical" poverty line?
Andrew Drskl (1 year ago)
Making Africa Great begins with the Africans themselves. Once Africans get all their spirits, thoughts and actions aligned against this monster called 'intellectual poverty' then everything else is going to fall in place. But personally I believe every problem always has an equal or bigger opportunity underlying it. They just need to rise up to the occasion.
Ain't no Slice (1 year ago)
You're going to have to bring the birth rate in SSA down to a maximum of 2.5 if you're going to get the population out of poverty and prevent a demographic disaster down the line.
Der Spliff (1 year ago)
This is Bullshit. It isn't getting better, it is getting worse. The numbers are twisted and rearranged and specifically choosen to fit the narrative for free trade and market liberalization. Would be too hard to admit the economic policies the world bank and other instituations shove down the throats of developing countries don't work.
Jay Bristowe (1 year ago)
The problem is CAPITALISM
Shahzid Roshan (1 year ago)
To eradicate extreme poverty is to eradicate extreme Greed.
DoReMiFa (1 year ago)
Isn't the solution clear enough? Why aren't Incentives offered for birth control initiatives and why aren't money and reward given to those who volunteer to undergo sterilization after having 2 kids! For decades, we had wasted so much money on feeding Africa and reducing their infant mortality! Why are we surprised today such totally biased and imbalanced effort hasn't helped Africa's poverty problem, but created massive population explosion into extreme poverty? This is why I don't donate to any lazy charities that focus on picking the ow hanging fruits as achievement, which is, dumping food in Africa or reducing miscarriage rates due to malnutrition. Dumping food in Africa is easy, but helping Africa help itself requires a lot more effort.
C. Lincoln (1 year ago)
No, you won't ever eradicate it... not as long dirt poor, uneducated people keep having a half a dozen kids while living on $1 per day.
Corinne DeJong (1 year ago)
I love your graphics design. It makes your video easy to follow and remember
Aditya Sanjeev (1 year ago)
As long as capitalism exists so will extreme poverty. I'm not saying that we should get rid of capitalism but this is the sad truth. Just sayin...
Pedro Zaragoza (7 months ago)
Aditya Sanjeev the truth is that only capitalism has proven to lift people out of poverty.
Damon (1 year ago)
no. you just need to find a balance between capitalism and socialism. Look at The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, France....
Shubham Mishra (1 year ago)
Aditya Sanjeev socialism means everyone will be poor,but then there are nordic countries.it is the model of the socialism in the 3rd world that is flawed
TWO CENTS ARMY (1 year ago)
amer alahmair (1 year ago)
In China about 400 million people live in the urban cities, living a comfortable middle class life. While 1 billion still live in poverty, maybe not extreme poverty, but compared to the nurtured urban areas its a horrible quality of life.
Alejandro Zarzuelo (1 year ago)
ehhhhh no? in fact only 22% live under the 5$ mark, between 5-10$ you're in the pre-middle class, you're not middle class yet but youre pretty ok
ABAzn Man (1 year ago)
hey BITCH, POVERTYS, DESTRUCTIONS, DISEASES is every where amid 7-BILLION OVER-population . All those POOR countrys Better start using BIRTH-CONTROLS--or ABORTIONS more often. Countrys that CAN NOT make money, should NOT Be making BABYS. IF YOU CAN'T FEED, then DON'T BREED !!!!!!!
James Russell (1 year ago)
So wait a minute, are they the White Man's Burden or not? Either call it what it is, or stop demanding that the third world be our burden.
DJ Yung Hoxha (1 year ago)
Not with rampant neoliberalism running around freely and China, India and the USA buying almost the entirety of Africa, that's for sure.
Ryan (3 months ago)
​+kobra You are clearly very ignorant. Indian companies both Private and State Owned Corporations (PSU's) are vacuuming up land in Africa. Same with other countries like European countries, China, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and UAE. Here is evidence: https://www.goimonitor.com/story/land-grab-africa-brought-you-india https://www.africa-business.com/features/indians-africa-farmlands.html https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/5673437/India-joins-neocolonial-rush-for-Africas-land-and-labour.html https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/rajkot/africa-beckons-gujarat-farmers-offers-90000-hectares-land-on-lease/articleshow/56964260.cms https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/feb/07/india-investors-forcing-ethiopians-off-land https://devinder-sharma.blogspot.com/2009/06/food-pirates-indian-firms-buying-farm.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/05/21/rich-countries-are-buying-up-farmland-from-poorer-ones-around-the-world/?utm_term=.2027fdf643b3
kobra (1 year ago)
Rapasaur you are living in dream land , no one is buying anything, all these propaganda about buying africa is becoming a world joke, even the shithole india is beginning to claim rubbish, for example the white people are telling you how china is colonizing africa yet if you go to america more than 70% of asian women are giving birth to half white half asian babies but that is not colonization right?? changing their race to asians and also the usa owe china huge debt but i wont see anyone raising alsm about how the chinese people are colonizing america, but there are always idiots that will know how everyone is colonizing africa, you people are a joke.
GANGES (1 year ago)
Vijoy Kairi huh? Really...Indian private firms literally have bought African mines for bucks... Despite of knowing the fact that they actually cost way higher... India surely does not match China there...Still they are not doing great job Either...So stop being ignorant
Yojiv Iriak (1 year ago)
AnRTPgA not India
amit krishnani (1 year ago)
For countries like African and afghanistan iraq etc, I have always wondered the best way to make them constitutional and workable is the british way When british came to india, the rulers were the great warriors Marathas, although they were great conquerors, concepts of democracy and human rights and a formal present day parliamentary democracy were alien concepts British did commit massive human rights violation, exploited resources, introduced a flower system which is riddled with loopholes, but the way they gave india it's present day structure is something the world needs to look at, That's the only way these countries can be made workable, Iam not saying that the world should colonise them or exploit them or their resources, no , absolutely no But the formal system needs to be introduced now
amit krishnani (1 year ago)
Aditya Namburi I never said they taught us humanity, I meant brother they gave us democracy, Our transition from colony to a democracy was relatively peaceful other than partition I'm other countries like france and usa or canada etc it was very violent, And south indians are also great warriors, chola chalukyas rashtrakutas, bahamani etc were great warriors Its nit about race, in any society with no ruler, some people with resources organise themselves inti some form of army and start gathering resources and become kings This is whats happening in afghanistan iraq syria etc, its power struggle
Aditya Namburi (1 year ago)
amit krishnani Marathas Rajputs sikhs etc are warrior classes yes but what about others? Indians were always peaceful and accepted humanity, look at us South Indians. Are you out of your mind? The british didn’t teach us the concept of democracy and humanity, but I accept you are partially true, they gave us a good form of democracy the parliamentary one.
amit krishnani (1 year ago)
Flawed system*
cato (1 year ago)
Yes it can be eradicated. Sam Kinison said it best: fucking MOVE!!!!
Sunny Choudhary (1 year ago)
As long as world runs on petro dollar and controlled by greedy cream. This is the result. An economic hegemony needs to be broken. And it's happening. West ruined Africa but Asia will rebuild it.
Sunny Choudhary (1 year ago)
kobra I understand. I am Indian and I understand you point of view. But Africans have lived in India and Indians in Africa for over a millennia.I am talking about helpful assistance like building hospital and colleges. Training medical staff, donating medical machines, farming techniques. Remember India is not that different from Africa. We have one of the oldest connection. I have Africans living around me but no hate for them. Why hate for us?
kobra (1 year ago)
am african, i don't want any foreign people in my continent.
Sunny Choudhary (1 year ago)
kobra that's very western of you. your selfish ways are not for everyone. You live for yourself like some filthy parasite.
kobra (1 year ago)
asian should worry about themselves.
Sunny Choudhary (1 year ago)
Lol if a worker gets paid for the week. For that day worker is not poor and temporarily escapes poverty.
ruzzell907 (1 year ago)
How about population control?
Heyitsalisa (1 year ago)
You didn't even answer the question in the video. Your videos lately have been getting shorter and don't provide much emphasis on the subject.
Beeblebrox (1 year ago)
Heyitsalisa I think the purpose of this video is not to answer the question but to raise awareness of poverty and to give examples of countries or regions that have greatly reduced poverty and even went as far as to suggest that what worked in the Asian regions may not necessarily work in the sub-saharan region due to barriers such as lack of education and infrastructure.
Guilherme G (1 year ago)
I think countries of África should copy one child policy
Anshay Sardana (1 year ago)
Population is the root cause of most if not every problem. What can be so difficult to understand the negatives of reproduction?
Throngdorr Mighty (1 year ago)
Anshay Sardana true
Couperin le Grand (1 year ago)
Ngeoh Mary (1 year ago)
birth control birth control
Michelle James (1 year ago)
Ngeoh Mary where r u from
Luiz Guilherme Hazam (1 year ago)
Giving money to African countries like peasents won't help them, it has been done for decades, you don't have to give some part of your money to others to fix poverty, the best you can do is fund infrastructure needed for this people to be able to work and be productive, but that is very hard since most countries in Africa are de facto ruled by hundreds of decentralized warlords or by military generals that take the shit out of bribe out of any sort of economic activity, making growth impossible
kobra (1 year ago)
what money are they giving to africa?
Pei Wei (1 year ago)
Yes it could be if you Rothschild pieces of shit and the Vatican didn’t exist it could be done in a week. Fuck you.
Mister Mood (1 year ago)
the biggest reason why there so much poverty is becasue of corruption.
Tallie wong (2 months ago)
It is way much more complicated. Of course corruption does contributes to people's suffering.
alex silent (1 year ago)
Mister Mood Not corruption, colonization.
Dak F (1 year ago)
Kevin Singh bullshit
RHS (1 year ago)
As someone pointed out, overpopulation is a factor. The resources is limited (at least ones we can acquire with current technology) and people are, well, too many.
Caio Atila (1 year ago)
Totally agree, here in Brazil political corruption is everwhere. Fortunately, things are getting a little darker for those who spends public money on self-interest, like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Car_Wash. It's a never-ending battle.
PvP Agency (1 year ago)
If you finally work with ME and stop doing random and dumb things we maybe set up a universal basic income. But I know the economist will ignore me once more...
James Russell (1 year ago)
PvP Agency a universal income? Fuck that noise.
Malik Rahman (1 year ago)
Yes it can: - education for all - when religion becomes obsolute - AAAAND the elephant in the room, population reduction/control.
Moh97 (1 year ago)
The problem is corruption, inequality and lack of education. We need a world government to control poverty levels by introducing new equality laws so everyone will be better off.
James Russell (1 year ago)
Malik Rahman What does religion have to do with anything?
MDR Hogan (1 year ago)
Poverty is a tragedy. But if you look at the figures now is the best time to live so far in human history. The key to solving extreme poverty is economic growth. If the population of Africa become wealthier, they will have less children. Look at the demographic transition model for this. Most African countries are in stage 2-3 of the model meaning they are currently undergoing a population explosion. If they become wealthier they will move in to stage 4-5 of the model where the population will level out.
sanaa kazan (29 days ago)
Really Africa (as I heared) is the wealthiest land in natural resources but the people are unaware of
Alejandro Zarzuelo (1 year ago)
they have a 2'5% growth rate in pop and a 7% in economic soooo yeah they're doing good, also, ppl said the same about bangladesh a country that was deeply religious that now is very modeated and with 2 kids per woman
DoReMiFa (1 year ago)
MDR Hogan: Being wealthy doesn't mean lower birthrate. Many countries in Africa are deeply religious, whether they are Christians or Muslims. Look at Saudi Arabia and other rich countries in the Mid East, look at how many kids they have. Look at how many kids the average woman has there! Look at the devoted Christians, Catholics and Jews in the USA, how many kids these folks have? Being richer doesn't always result in fewer babies. China has fewer kids because of one-child policy, and the overall atheist culture there. Good luck trying to convince the religious folks to have fewer kids...Japan has fewer kids also because people in Japan aren't as religious. No education or economic development can help reduce the number of kids per family if religion that advocates reproduction dominates the culture of the society. As long population outgrows the economy, there is always poverty, and inequality.
Isanzu Ractivadántra (1 year ago)
Luka Henigman It is being exposed, in deed. But from being exposed to being punished, there's a HUUUUUUGE difference :(
Luka Henigman (1 year ago)
Economic growth without growth in corruption...if the economy grows but corrupt politicians and businessmen retain all of the wealth that has been created, and spend that wealth overseas, then none of the average people will be better off (it won't even trickle down). Hopefully corruption is increasingly exposed as communication technology becomes cheaper and more transparent.
James Russell (1 year ago)
No it cannot. Some people are either too stupid, too lazy, or just unwilling to work, and I personally don't support the idea of subsidizing the lives of the healthy who choose not to work. I also don't support the concept of paying to fix the poor life choices of others. Perhaps don't have that child you cannot afford, perhaps you should pick up a book and better your education.
Throngdorr Mighty (1 year ago)
James Russell- You are clearly a retarded young kid.
tuforu4 (1 year ago)
he needs to vitis africa.
tuforu4 (1 year ago)
for years i have been trying to inform kenya of new business concepts but i am wasting my time they want easy money ratehr than long term growth. i know you will disagree..for instance the women are obsessed with money or land..
tuforu4 (1 year ago)
i seen africa workers are so good but its noto shown in western media. its not the west fault that Despots from big tribes get power. but kenyans are not very well read as book aer so expensive in most of africa. they can do very little construction without china , its sad..
Ngeoh Mary (1 year ago)
Kon Tiki (1 year ago)
I can't help point out the fact that so long as population grows unreasonably there is a good chance for this to be too real. Some one has to feed them.
Matthew Hemmings (1 year ago)
2.2 children in the European Union... and declining. They make up less than 4% of the European Union, most are in France, and out of these 2.2, .8 will become non-practitioners.
Kon Tiki (1 year ago)
Can i also have the average family size of Muslims in the West please?
Matthew Hemmings (1 year ago)
Yes, and google the average family size in Latin America in 1980s. Africa's population pyramid today is proportionally the same as South-America back in 1980. Today, birth rates in South-America is less than 2 child per women, down from 4.21 in 1980. This is a well documented phenomenon known as population transition. France began its transition in the 1800s, and today Muslim countries are achieving theirs. Back in 1980, Turkey also had 4,36 children per women, in 2017: less than 2. Iran: 1980 - 6.48, 2017 - 1.63. Believe me, its a scientific and well documented phenomenon.
Kon Tiki (1 year ago)
Google an average family size of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Eritria in comparison with India, China....
Matthew Hemmings (1 year ago)
This is false, It was the same where I'm from back in the 50s, and we are catholic... The Muslim countries are going through their phase of demographic transitions, like all other countries have, and many of them have similar birth rates to Europe, or have sharply declining birthrates. Technically, it is illegal for Catholics to use birth control too, Latin-America has now mostly completed its demographic transition, and apart of Afghanistan and few exceptions, most Muslim countries are closing in too. Africa is like 20 years behind South America.
Richard Beaudet (1 year ago)
Jesus was spot on what He said the poor will always be among us that because the corrupt rich are lovers of money 💰 Money is their god so money is the root of all evil that explains a lot since the days of Rome nothing has changed wars upon wars hatred of Christian the lack of empathy towards humanity the word is called love 💕 very little of that is evidence is apparent in the world 🗺 that Lord gave us in charge we have done a poor job on the second commandment That proof enough for me of God existence freedom of choice we blew that one No wonder thing are the way they are it’s called greed into the self a world 🌎 without a Creator a Supreme Being God once you excluded Him you are truly a doomed species and all the History that’s wasn’t learned will have been for nothing 💀💀💀🖤🖤🖤⚡️🌍👁⚡️🔥
Lenard Segnitz (1 year ago)
Yes. Stop pillaging Africa for natural resources so their governments can afford infrastructure. Stop propping up tyrants there. Stop dumping agricultural and textile surpluses on them so they can develop local farming and textiles. Strongly encourage leadership in Africa to redistribute wealth. Stop treating African nations as basket cases and more like viable partners in legitimate trade. Stop allowing first world corporations to undermine their success. Africa can heal itself. Citizens there are creative in solving their own problems if they just had a few more resources.
ClydeWebb RoastedMe (10 months ago)
john smith no it isn't. Leaders that are corrupt and Europeans and Americans are why it's poor. France could become poor overnight if we wanted to actually trade with them.
Lenard Segnitz (1 year ago)
James Russell And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why we have laws. We know what "might means right" leads to... despotism. It's the erroneous assumption that leadership by strength is going to be wise leadership. Time and again throughout history a populace ruled over with fear eventually get so backed into a corner that the risk of death from rising against the leadership is preferable to the miserable conditions they've been forced into. In a near limitless world you could continue to raise arms to squelch uprisings which will only raise the risks the populace will be willing to take to gain their freedom. That makes for an ugly dog-eat-dog world. A far more enlightened approach would try to spread the gains of cooperation as widely and equally as possible. Laws would be placed to curtail abuses from every side. Overall there's less energy wasted over conflict and more energy available to find still more efficiencies.
dbhry4164j (1 year ago)
so you're a proud sociopath. K
James Russell (1 year ago)
dbhry4164j Theu can set their own rules. Actually, to be correct, they HAD the opportunity, but Africa was so under-developed and so easy to pillage that they lost their opportunity (kind of fair and square). The strong do as they please and the weak suffer what they must.
dbhry4164j (1 year ago)
No. You cannot deny the reality of developed nations dumping cheap goods onto Af, or strutural adjustment of the 90s, or trade exploitation over the years. Af would've been much better off had they been able to set their own rules in the "free" market.
Aamil Deen (1 year ago)
Yes. In Islam every person is required annually to give 2% of their wealth to the poor and needy in your community. No taxes, no trusting greedy government hack jobs with distributing wealth. By yourself give 2% of your wealth to the poor and needy in your community and poverty will be eradicated within a year.
Alejandro Zarzuelo (1 year ago)
you're right, he must be a bit extremist because here in the EU most muslims and christians practise a very very very relaxed religion to the point of seen christians eating meat in easter and muslims eating pig althow here we're mostly unaffiliated
Yojiv Iriak (1 year ago)
Aamil Deen you will, eventually.
Aamil Deen (1 year ago)
Ambrish Biradar we Muslims are not here to integrate with or get along with any community, we are here on this earth to worship God alone without associating partners with him. As for your comment that Muslims don’t change to fit other communities; فَوَيْلٌ لِلَّذِينَ يَكْتُبُونَ الْكِتَابَ بِأَيْدِيهِمْ ثُمَّ يَقُولُونَ هَٰذَا مِنْ عِنْدِ اللَّهِ لِيَشْتَرُوا بِهِ ثَمَنًا قَلِيلًا ۖ فَوَيْلٌ لَهُمْ مِمَّا كَتَبَتْ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَوَيْلٌ لَهُمْ مِمَّا يَكْسِبُونَ • Sahih International: So woe to those who write the "scripture" with their own hands, then say, "This is from Allah," in order to exchange it for a small price. Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for what they earn. Quran (2:79) So No, we will NEVER change.
A B (1 year ago)
That is the problem with you guys. Not adjustable with other community except in some parts of India.
Aamil Deen (1 year ago)
Ambrish Biradar we Muslims do not take our instructions on how to conduct ourselves from anyone but the Lord of Abraham. So please, you implement on yourself these rules you come up with regarding breeding or charity or any other rules you think will make you happy.
Unnikrishnan Asan J (1 year ago)
i think the calculation method for this extreme poverty is flawed.....
raphael normie (1 year ago)
Saying "lifting people out of poverty" is misleading. According to the world bank, poverty is making up to 1.9 USD a day. After that, its "low income" till 10 usd a day. That's still not good enough. In China alone, around 900 million people make less then 10 USD a day.
The Engineer Guy (11 months ago)
@Raphael I think HDI is a better measure of quality of life than the international poverty line.
Nij Jin (11 months ago)
Yeah but I talk about fact, the minimum wage in China is at least 10 dollar a day. So it CANT go under 10, get it? your comment is wrong. Your 90% is also VERY VERY wrong lol
raphael normie (11 months ago)
Nij Jin I linked a study on the matter above and you're more then welcome to read it and validate it, or dismiss it as "western propaganda". This comment is not intended to be criticism of any country (and frankly its idiotic to take that personally in the first place), but rather a criticism of this video.
Nij Jin (11 months ago)
raphael normie If you're going to talk, talk facts, not the bullshit out of your mouth. "In China alone, around 900 million people make less then 10 USD a day." let me ask you one thing, just how much do you know about China? probably nothing, except the western propaganda. MINIMUM wage in China is already at least 10 dollar a day in China. Where did you get the 900million make less than 10 USD a day? from your ass?
raphael normie (1 year ago)
mo weike "You agree with someone. That makes your argument invalid". I'm not sure how litterely pointing something out (not even for the sake of criticism) makes me ani China. If I was anti China, I wouldn't be litterely inviting People from China to my home.
Kanishk Singh (1 year ago)
Indian poverty rate has further reduced to 12.4% in the last 5 years according to world Bank. Please update your information.
T Series (2 months ago)
123 Now it is 4.5%
Prashanth Murali (6 months ago)
Kanishk Singh As long as we don't admit that there's a problem, we won't be able to solve it. Playing around with the poverty line can appease our ego for a bit but the truth is, we're no where near China. I would say the South is doing better, look at states like TN and Kerala. The north, especially UP, Bihar, MP, etc. This is where we need to improve a lot more. Better governance would be a start.
Kanishk Singh (1 year ago)
shumbham no bro that was indian government that did it . world bank actually increased the poverty line.
Shubham Gosavi (1 year ago)
Because In india definition of Poverty was change during 2013-14.
kobra (1 year ago)
was world bank in india county who they think is poor?
Diogo Marques (1 year ago)
Of course it can. Just start with closing western borders from 3rd wold countries, since this will keep the young people that want to build wealth in their homelands. And encourage capitalism in those same countries so they lift themselves out, because no foreign aid can make anything more than just get some limited food. The EU is delaying the poor countris to actually make it happen with their wrong policies making believe that open borders is enough to do it. But in fact it is destroying both sides
Diogo Marques (1 year ago)
It will. If the most qualified and dynamic people go out, then who will create something to make the country grow? I know it's not enough, but watch this 6 minute video for starters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE Edit: Btw, who can better tackle corruption in the countries where it happens than his own citizens?
Mister Mood (1 year ago)
nope, nothing with change unless you tackle corruption. stopping migration is stupid and ineffective.
Claudio Dinapoli (1 year ago)
It is a challange Europe has to accept. Italy first. If European countries want to solve the illegal immigration flow of poor people from sub-sahara they cannot patrol their boarders anymore. Nor they can pay countries such as Lybia to stop on their soil that flow. There are cases of detentions turned into human trafficking and slavery. They have to go where the flow begins and turn the economy for the better.
The Engineer Guy (11 months ago)
Europe did loot subsaharan Africa during their scramble for Africa. So yes looters have a moral debt to help them but that's just part of the solution. The countries themselves need to tackle corruption and build infrastructure.
Gabosh (1 year ago)
+YouthInEyesAsian Europe HAS the responsibility. It's time for countries to stop being so selfish and realize that only solving their own problems will far be worse than if they solve outside's problems first.
Isanzu Ractivadántra (1 year ago)
Matthew Keenan Says North Korea? Hahahaha
Matthew Keenan (1 year ago)
Umm fuck no strong borders=strong nation
James Russell (1 year ago)
laxx1559 Necause most of it is their fault. And I don't complain when they line up at our border. I complain when they are let in by bleeding hearts with minds fogged by "good intentions". Rule #1 Of Nature: It is survival of the fittest, and if you get conquered it is YOUR fault. And the conquered rightfully are subject to the rule and subjugation by the stronger group.
Aaron (1 year ago)
Simple answer... No The poor brings the rich richer...
Time Keeper (1 year ago)
Daniel Gp absolutely right !
Daniel Galleguillos (1 year ago)
Poor people don't buy Iphones, theory debunked.
E K (1 year ago)
Living standards are improving globally and have been for thirty years you fool.
Time Keeper (1 year ago)
Ekama Noieau This world trully makes me sick , you have turned a blind eye to the poor , homelessness is on the rise everywhere ,but you repeat the lies of those destroying the world for gain .
E K (1 year ago)
Your belief is not substantiated by evidence, extreme poverty continues to decline world wide and will eventually cease to exist.
MGTOW Psyche (1 year ago)
YES it can....we simply need to stop giving them "Foreign Aid" and financing dictators and keeping them dependent on oppressive governments. Let the poorest nations be more free and leave capitalism do its magic.
MGTOW Psyche (1 year ago)
I try to give only to poor people directly if I can....so for now I focus on helping poor people in my community I can talk to and see! Eliminate middle men!
Damon (1 year ago)
Yup. We need to stop giving money, we all know it's not going to the people. It's going to the dictators. We're giving them money for guns to oppress their population. We're basically feeding it. Which is why not a single cent of my money goes there.
Aurα вírdч (1 year ago)
Not with bad governments and Africa will no longer exist. So it will be endless.
Thom Thomlaos (1 year ago)
Persona Nongrata (1 year ago)
*Nope. Extreme poverty is endless. White people are greedy and will always try to keep others from being prosperous. The jealous see China and India improve, then they get Trump to block other countries.*
kobra (1 year ago)
YouthInEyesAsian nigerians have higher income than whites in white people country
id (1 year ago)
Yeah? I'm not saying we shouldn't help African, just that they have been fucking things up over half of a century whereas even Europe after a much worse conflict was able to drop the grudges and work together and become the leading economy.
Persona Nongrata (1 year ago)
Synerrox เ I did not stutter. You will burn in hell for your white evil. Jesus hates you.
Persona Nongrata (1 year ago)
YouthInEyesAsian You don’t “let anyone make more than you.” Asians outcompete you.
YouthInEyesAsian (1 year ago)
And yet Asians have higher incomes than whites in white majority countries... I guess we let them make more money than us because...?

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