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Unformatted text preview: Gaurav Singh Poverty in the US RUID: 114006240 Response Paper 1 Alice OConners Poverty Knowledge , is a thought provoking article that presents dilemmas that delves deeper into our thinking of Poverty in America. She correctly claims contemporary poverty research is very much an American invention, with a degree of specialization and an institutional apparatus that is unmatched in other parts of the world. This statement is intriguing because of its sheer validity. In the worlds most prosperous economy, and with the highest standard of living, how is it that the United States continues to have millions of citizens living in poverty? OConner argues that policymakers know what needs to be done to alleviate this mounting crisis, but ideologically motivated policymakers lack the political will to do the right, scientifically informed thing. She claims that we must find new ways to acquire our contemporary knowledge of poverty, which requires our society to think collectively and deeply about the American poverty issue. I strongly agree with to think collectively and deeply about the American poverty issue....
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