the end of poverty - Cara Heenan Sustainable Environments Assignment 2 The End of Poverty 1 The main argument of The End of Poverty is that poverty has

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Cara Heenan Sustainable Environments Assignment 2: “The End of Poverty?” 1. The main argument of “The End of Poverty?” is that poverty has been around for centuries and will continue to exist and grow because of the increasing imbalance in the sharing of the world’s natural resources. Large-scale poverty first began when colonization started in the fifteenth century, because poverty was the result of the free-market economic policies that nations such as Britain exploited in order to colonize in poorer countries and obtain natural resources in those poorer countries to use back at home. Over time, as colonization became more and more popular, the powerful nations grew with wealthy societies and communities while the poorer nations only grew poorer, along with being left to face additional obstacles when dealing with poverty due to the lack of natural resources available to them. 20% of the planet's population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate . Countries who use a disproportionate amount of the world’s natural resources, such as the United States, add to the widening gap between the wealthy and the poor. In addition, these countries are unaware of the dire impacts their uses of natural resources will have on the future state of the environment and world economy.
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  • Spring '13
  • AllisonHayes-Conroy
  • Poverty, Assignment 2 Of 5

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