What If Everything You Knew About Poverty Was Wrong?

Fri, 09 May 2014 17:42:30 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/03/kathryn-edin-poverty-research-fatherhood

"Researcher Kathryn Edin left the ivory tower for the streets of Camden—and
turned sociology upside down."

In order to address serious structural problems like endemic poverty, you first
have to actually listen to the people affected and make sure you understand
what's really going on, otherwise you risk making the situation worse by trying
to solve the wrong problem. Which unfortunately is exactly what the US appears
to have been doing for quite some time.

Via Jeff Lefrend.

Cheers,
*** Xanni ***

--
Andrew Pam
Partner, Glass Wings http://glasswings.com.au/

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