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Poverty in the U.S. Is Both a Political and a Moral Choice Made By the Powerful

Written by on December 27, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Poverty in the U.S. Is Both a Political and a Moral Choice Made By the Powerful

International law affirms that everyone has the right to an adequate standard of living, including health care, food, work, and social protection in times of need. While these rights are often trampled upon by more repressive regimes, among the economically developed democracies the U.S. is virtually alone in callously disregarding them. It stands out in the extent to which it allows its citizens to suffer from food insecurity, homelessness, lack of access to affordable healthcare, and lack of suitable housing. Due to cutbacks in basic services, poverty has become a trap—a trap into which anyone can fall, and from which it is extremely hard to escape.

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