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The idea of saying any other measure of poverty  than 1 dollar a day isn't poverty is frankly laughable.

Good thing I didn't say anything resembilng that, btw. I included three measures of poverty. I just pointed out that a measurement that measure income distribution doe not measure poverty, just because you call it "poverty". I can measure the average temperature of a country and call that a "poverty scale" if I like. It doesn't make it true.

"Poverty" measures as percentage of a countries mean income is not a measure of poverty at all. Calling it that, which many people do, is simply a lie.

by freedomfighter on Wed Oct 24th, 2007 at 06:20:15 PM EST
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