profile image 59

Why do we treat Third world poverty differently than poverty in "Industrialized" nations?


It's been getting my goat lately... Everyone seems so concerned about fighting poverty in India or Africa, but when we see poverty here in the western world, we look at the "beggar" (Otherwise known as "panhandlers") with disgust, and either ignore them, or spit on them, or yell at them to get a job. When 20% of full time jobs in the west pay less than a standard living wage, and over half of all available employment is part-time work, why do we treat western poverty as though it were "unworthy" of our attention, and the poor so... well... poorly?

 

sort by best latest

G.L.A. profile image82

Geri Anderson (G.L.A.) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

7 years ago
 |  Comment
H P Roychoudhury profile image79

H P Roychoudhury says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

6 years ago
 |  Comment
AdsenseStrategies profile image72

AdsenseStrategies says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

7 years ago
 |  Comment
Nathaniel Wright profile image61

Nathaniel Wright says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

7 years ago
 |  Comment
profile image59

Jane Taxpayer says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

7 years ago
 |  Comment
Cosmic_Funk profile image60

Cosmic_Funk says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

7 years ago
 |  Comment
O B One profile image60

O B One says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

7 years ago
 |  Comment
Springboard profile image79

Springboard says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

7 years ago
 |  Comment
AdsenseStrategies profile image72

AdsenseStrategies says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

7 years ago
 |  Comment