What We Get Wrong About Ending Poverty
"It will be impossible to overcome poverty if we do not eradicate the plague of everyday violence that is both a cause and effect of it," writes Gary Haugen, CEO of the International Justice Mission. He joins us live to discuss 'The Locust Effect.'
Is Tech Key to Solving Poverty?
Colombia's Technology Minister Diego Molano has ambitions plans to create a nationwide fiber optic network which he says is the key to creating opportunities for the country's poor. Ruben Ramirez reports from Bogota.
Defining Poverty In America
Full Segment: As the poverty rate increases, identifying where ends actually meet and choosing a definition for poverty that everyone can agree on has become increasingly trickier.
From Poverty to Prosperity
This video from ReasonTV shows you an interview with Arnold Kling and Nick Schulz about the book From Poverty to Prosperity.
How to Fight Global Poverty
We need a mix of government, private and voluntary sectors, Sachs says. More Jeffrey Sachs videos are here: http://www.bigthink.com/user/jeffrey-sachs
How to Reduce Poverty in the Developing World
Jagdish Bhagwati, professor of economics at Columbia University and senior fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses how to reduce poverty in the developing world.
The Connection Between Legal Structures and Economic Growth
Economic freedom around the world continues to increase, though there are notable cases of decline, including the United States. James Gwartney and Robert Lawson will discuss those cases, describe trends in economic reform and present new findings on the effect of economic freedom and global poverty reduction. In this segment, Gwartney explains that economic growth is dependent on sound legal structures.
Brazil's Economic Transformation
While the world has been transfixed by the astonishing economic growth in China and India, just out of the spotlight Brazil has been turning a once moribund economy into a juggernaut.
Not so long ago you could watch the inflation rate tick higher by the hour in Brazil, unemployment grew just as quickly and the nation was in the grip of a military dictatorship. Despite all this, Brazilians have remained optimistic. With momentum building, tens of millions are being winched out of poverty.
Why Tax Should Fund Development
Colman discusses how tax can help fund development. Taxation can be used as a means to finance efforts to reduce global poverty. In his view, all countries must increase their aid budgets and provide more foreign aid to help fund development.
Richard Heinberg on the Effects of Peak Oil
Professor Heinberg explains the effects of ‘peak oil’. The theory of peak oil says that global oil production is in decline. Because our economies rely so heavily on cheap oil, global oil depletion will affect everything from transport to housing to food supply.