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Unformatted text preview: Nakul Shah Poverty in the US November 18, 2010 Many people disagree on what is the most effective way of eliminating poverty. While many governmental assistance programs are successful in helping the individual rise out of impoverishment, it is likely that he will take his family and leave the community, only to leave the problem of poverty concentrated in the area. It is implausible to attempt to target every poor family and simply throw money at them and assume they will climb out of poverty and become successful, self-serving individuals. In an ideal situation the family will use the government aid temporarily to step out of the grasp of poverty, but that is not always the case. It is a common occurrence for the government aid to force families to become dependent, to the point where they may be out of poverty but will quickly return to their previous economic state if the aid stops. Initiatives must be taken within the community, self-help systems, to allow the poor the chance to rejuvenate their neighborhood based on their own decisions and through...
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