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Poverty: a Worldwide Epidemic

  • Date Submitted: 04/24/2012 05:05 AM
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Poverty is a problem that will be here in America and in the world for many years to come. Poverty can be solved; we are working towards that now. It’s just a matter of how long it will take. This is a worldwide epidemic. But first, I think we need to fix the poverty happening here. America is capable of solving this problem. We need to come together as a country and help the others suffering in our cities.
Bullock, Richard, and Maureen Goggin. The Norton Feild Guide to Writing. New York: W.W. Norton Company, 2010. Print
In “Changing Face” Diana George expressed her feelings towards Habitat for Humanity. She agrees with what they are doing, and what they are working towards; but the author does not agree with how they advertise poverty. Habitat for Humanity uses pictures of starving kids and broken down houses as the face of poverty. George believes this isn’t so simple to put poverty as just that.   She thinks that people perceive poverty of just being starving people with broken down homes; but in reality it’s all around us, not just in areas with broken down houses. This makes it hard for people to realize there is poverty all around us.
Bullock, Richard, and Maureen Goggin. The Norton Field Guide to Writing. New York: W.W. Norton Company, 2010.
In the beginning of Singers writing there was a story about a woman who gave up her child for money. With the money she got from her child she bought a television. After being told that her child was too old to be adopted and was being used for his organs, she sold her tv and tried to get her child back. She only did this after she found out her child would die, she was being greedy and selfish.   Singer’s beliefs are that the non-poor are greedy. He thinks that if you can afford a TV, instead of buying it for yourself; buy it for someone who can’t afford it. If you don’t give to the poor you are selfish. Basically he thinks we should live with just the necessities, and give to the people who struggle. Singer...


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