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Poverty

March 12, 2013

pov·er·ty
noun

1.
the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor. Synonyms: privation, neediness, destitution, indigence, pauperism, penury. Antonyms: riches, wealth, plenty.

2.
deficiency of necessary or desirable ingredients, qualities, etc.: poverty of the soil. Synonyms: thinness, poorness, insufficiency.

3.
scantiness; insufficiency: Their efforts to stamp out disease were hampered by a poverty of medical supplies. Synonyms: meagerness, inadequacy, sparseness, shortage, paucity, dearth. Antonyms: abundance,surfeit, sufficiency, bounty, glut.

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Poor in the United States is different from poor in other countries.

Are you poor or are you wealthy?

What can you do to change the state of poverty?

Check out these TED Talks on The Quest To End Poverty.